Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Celebrate Science in Offaly!

Among a rich programme of key speakers featuring during the festival is Dr. Craig Slattery, a science communicator and Specialist Lecturer at University College Dublin who is originally from Tullamore. Craig will give a special free public talk in the Coffee Club in Tullamore on the morning of November 13th on ‘The Science of Coffee’. […]

Two Weeks to Go!

The clock is ticking and we wont feel it now until the Midlands Science Festival kicks off with full force! We are getting ready for an action packed week. In addition to the events outlined on the Events page of this website, we have a number of school and workshop events taking place in various […]

In Conversation with…Andreea Wade of Brandalism

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Andreea Wade, who will be speaking to a large group of secondary school ladies in Tullamore during the Midlands Science Festival…Here’s what she had to say! When did you decide to work in a technology related field and what inspired you? I started coding when I […]

Wrap Up and Get Out…

In recent years in particular, we are being made all the more aware of the importance of nature and the significant role it can play when it comes to our health, well-being and functioning. There is no question that getting out into nature gives us a sense of escape from the stresses and strains of […]

‘My Mum still calls me when she finds a hidden bird’s nest!’

We would like to introduce one of our key speakers, Sive Finlay, who will be delivering some exciting presentations in the Midlands this year called ‘The Silence of the Tenrecs’.. Sive is postgraduate Zoology researcher at Trinity College Dublin with a broad range of research interests in evolution, ecology, comparative biology and behavioural ecology.  She also has […]

The Essence of Science..

Even the most innovative scientific breakthroughs can fail in their impact or value if not communicated in the most accurate and stimulating way. We strongly agree with Alan Alda in his sentiments; ‘Communicating is not something you add onto science, it is the essence of science.’ Communication is indeed an increasingly important part of a […]

Fostering the Scientists of the Future…

We are really excited about having the’ Junior Einsteins Science Club’ for the first time at the Midlands Science Festival this year. This unique club incorporates core science into fun sessions of hands-on  experiments designed to stimulate and create a love of science and nature. Tracey-Jane Cassidy is the founder and inspiration behind this wonderful […]

The Bubble Master Returns

Blowing bubbles is something that reminds everyone of their childhood and it is a pastime that just never gets old! We are delighted to confirm that Steve Allman is joining us once again at this year’s Midlands Science Festival. We can’t wait to see ‘The Bubble Show’ in November where a lucky school will find […]

Top Interview Tips and More with Cpl Director, Judith Moffett

What type of jobs do you recruit for at Cpl? My team recruit for scientists, engineers, supply chain and construction specialists. In the science & engineering area, this includes qualified candidates who work in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Electronic, Food, Energy industries in either Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D or Clinical related roles. The specific roles […]

Stuck for rainy day activities?

Maths is still viewed by many students as being one of the hardest subjects in school but something that really works as a way of helping to change that mindset is to expose children to maths in a more fun and interactive way. So why not combine learning with fun and try out some maths […]