Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Roll up for a Perfect Blend of Science and Entertainment

Power drill, basketballs and smelly socks are just some of the bizarre props that Dr Ken uses to entertain pupils with his ‘Science Circus’ entertainment show. We are delighted to welcome Ken this year for something extra fun and different, something we hope will help young people to look at the science subjects more favourably. […]

Mobile Planetarium Comes to the Region!

We are so excited to announced that the Exploration Dome is coming the festival this year promising some lucky pupils fantastic interactive astronomy journey right on their own doorstep! The mobile planetarium dome is 6 metres in diameter and can sit up to 45 children. It is very easy to set up and take down and […]

All the Fun of the Bog…

Clara Bog is situated about 2 km south-east of Clara town in Co. Offaly. The Visitor Centre for Clara Bog is co-located at the library in Clara. The Midlands Science festival team is delighted to be hosting some school events at this venue for 2015..We caught up with Therese Kelly, Education Officer at Clara Bog […]

Lisa Murphy on the Selfie Explosion!

We had fun talking to Lisa Murphy, one of this year’s Famelab performers all about what she does and what interests her in science! You speak about facial symmetry, selfies and how quickly we perceive attractiveness. Can you tell us a little more about what this is all about? We all have differences in personal […]

Public Events, Career talks and Science for Breakfast!

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from some of our expert speakers during Midlands Science Festival 2015 marks 20 years of Science Week; a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Science Week 2.0 invites people of all ages to experience science firsthand. As part of this […]

A Warm Welcome to the Ugly Animals…

Simon, we are delighted to have you and the Ugly Animals Preservation Society at this year’s Midland’s Science Festival, can you tell us a little about what it is you do? I am a biologist and science presenter. I do quite a few things ranging from stand up comedy, to more serious lecturing to making […]

Guts, Enthusiasm and Perspective …That’s what it takes!

We are really excited to see UCC PhD Famelab candidate Fergus McAuliffe in action at our special Famelab event in Co.Laois during Science Week. Fergus won both the Irish and international competition in 2013. His presentation challenged human definition of life and death, using the biology of a wood frog. Fergus, can you tell us […]

Bone-Chilling Science for Halloween

Halloween is the season for all our mini witches, ghosts and goblins to take to the streets, asking for treats, performing scary poems and song and scaring one another senseless. Spooky stories are told around fires or at bedtime, fun times are had dressing up and partying at school, scary movies are shown in cinemas […]