Science Week ignites for 2016

Science Week 2016



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14 November 2016 | 0

Hundreds of events are being held nationwide to celebrate Science Foundation Ireland’s 21st annual Science Week from the 13 to 20 November.

The festival gives people across Ireland the opportunity to explore and discover how science is a part of their everyday lives, from the science of the food and drink to the role technology plays in fashion to the science of sleep.

Regional science festivals are being held in Cork, Kerry, Sligo, Limerick, Galway, Mayo, Cavan/Monaghan and the Midlands. Aiming to highlight the exciting world of science and how it shapes the world around us, these festivals feature a wide range of events including family open days and schools outreach events.

“Science Week is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world of science and technology around us,” said Dr Ruth Freeman, director of strategy & communications at Science Foundation Ireland. “Taking science out of the classroom and highlighting how it impacts and transforms the world allows people to become fascinated with the wonders of science in the everyday.

“This year we have lots of events that will allow you to explore the science behind your coffee in the morning; how athletes reach their peak performance; how we can all sleep better and; whether Shakespeare can make you fall in love.”

A full list of event is available at

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