The Great Irish Science Book workshops


DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddWith Luke O’Neill and Linda Fährlin

In Association with The Ark

Age 10+ (4th, 5th and 6th Classes)

Friday 15th November

Times: 10.30am, 12.30pm

Venue: The Ark, Eustace Street

Free entry, Booking essential, places limited

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Join one of Ireland’s most exciting scientists, Professor Luke O’Neill, and illustrator extraordinaire Linda Fährlin for this lively and interactive workshop event celebrating Science Week 2019 inspired by their new book The Great Irish Science Book!

Taking on this year’s Science Week theme of Climate Action, Luke and Linda will take you on a journey from the very big to the very small – vast galaxies to microscopic atoms – travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. Discover the Irish scientists that have helped to shape our world and find out how to become one yourself you’ll even get to try your hand at an experiment!

How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years’ time?  Explore and discover the answers to these questions and a lot more in this thrilling and engrossing event packed with fascinating phenomena and heaps of fun facts.

Luke, with his famous wit and energy, will call on children to answer questions, whilst Linda works her illustration magic, drawing suggestions from the audience as the event unfolds.

Presented by The Ark in association with Dublin Book Festival.

Part of Science Week at The Ark 2019 supported by Science Foundation Ireland.

BOOKING: Please contact engagement@ark.ie to register your interest.

https://ark.ie/events/view/great-irish-science-book

Linda Fährlin is a visual artist. She is a member of Illustrators Ireland, Illustrators Guild of Ireland and the Association of Illustrators UK.

Luke O’Neill is Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. He has been ranked among the best immunologists in the world and is a fellow of the Royal Society. He has a popular weekly slot on Newstalk’s The Pat Kenny Show and is the author of Humanology (Gill Books).