Robert Boyle Summer School 2023

Things to do in County Waterford, Ireland - A must for the culturally curious and those with a love of science fact and science fiction - YourDaysOut
Castle Ave, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Jun 22, 2023, 12:00:00 PM - Jun 25, 2023, 6:00:00 PM
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The 11th Robert Boyle Summer School runs from June 22 to 25 in Waterford city and in Boyle’s birthplace, Lismore. The long-awaited, four day event is again expected to draw hundreds of people with an interest in science, history, culture, debate, discussion and deep thinking to the region. Registration is now open and the full programme of events can be viewed now on Multiple events run over four days and the theme for this year’s boutique festival which comes almost 400 years after Boyle’s birth is ‘Science Writing/Writing Science’. Key in the cultural and scientific mix on the extensive programme is ‘A Science in Fiction’, an open session featuring renowned authors Marianne Lee of A Quiet Tide and Andrew Hughes, The Coroners Daughter which is the One Dublin One Book 2023. Eoin Gill, Director of CALMAST, STEM Engagement Centre with South East Technological University (SETU) and Summer School curator, will deliver a light-hearted and fascinating session, on Sherlock Holmes as scientist and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle’s links to Lismore. It’s a further example of the eclectic mix of events that make the Robert Boyle Summer School a must for the culturally curious and science buffs alike, he says. “Ours is a boutique festival which brings together a great mix of people from all walks of life. If you relish a lively debate, revel in a good discussion and also want to engage your light-hearted side, then this year’s Robert Boyle Summer School is an absolute must. “It’s not all about the Science. It’s also going to appeal to those with an interest in history and culture, writing, science facts as well as science fiction. Many of our participants make this weekend an annual pilgrimage of sorts. We will be following in the footsteps of a natural philosopher with like-minded people for the duration and you’d never know where the debate might lead us. “And while the Robert Boyle Summer School traditionally draws a nation-wide audience, with particularly strong support from the Dublin region, we’re particularly urging people from across the south east to join us this year and see what it has to offer. It is more important than ever that we celebrate Robert Boyle’s legacy, particularly as the 400th Anniversary of his birth in Lismore in 1627 looms.” The 2023 Robert Boyle Summer...

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