Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Creating a Buzz around Science…

After weeks of running around trying to get a few important words from some of our key speakers, I felt it was time to grab a coffee with Jackie Gorman, the director of the Midlands Science Festival to find out what its all about! Jackie, you are the inspiration behind the festival – the largest celebration of science […]

‘Not True!’

We love listening to Professor Luke O Neill on the ‘Pat Kenny Show’ talking all things science every week, but he gave a particularly enjoyable interview recently on ‘Science Myths’ ..Here are some of the fascinating things that Luke had to say….. Does the cold weather or being in wet clothes cause colds and flus? […]

Just Do It!

We are really looking forward to working with Dr.Craig Slattery during this years festival! We met up last week and enjoyed a chat to find out a little bit more about his science career to date and what drives him  … I know you are from Tullamore originally Craig but where has your career taken […]

Fancy a Cuppa?

Did you know that coffee is.. The second most widely used product in the world after oil. It was worth 6 million tonnes per year in the mid 90’s. It is worth €30 billion per year to the producing countries. It is a living to more than 100 million people. It is consumed at the […]

A Chat with Dr. Don Faller…

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is an award-winning higher education institution located in the Midlands. More than 6,000 students are undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business, Humanities, Engineering and Science. €100 million has been invested in the AIT campus since 2000, ensuring that students experience a world-class education with cutting-edge facilities. We are delighted to be […]

Early to Bed..

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of households around the country are in the grips of ‘back to school’ fever and many of the mums and dads are  determined to get their children back into the right routine as the summer holidays draw to a close. We spend a third of our lives doing […]

With Thanks….

The Midlands Science Festival team would like to extend our sincere thanks to our festival partners for their generosity. We are extremely grateful for their help in making this all possible by providing key speakers, venues and events during festival week. Please join us in thanking Athlone Institute of Technology, Cpl Recruitment, Ericsson, Luan Gallery, […]

Going to the Zoo…

These days, if you want to see what your favourite place in the world looks like, you can go online and there will be an app there waiting for you. If on the other hand you’re looking for some wonderful real-life experiences to share with the whole family, then take a trip to the zoo! There […]

In Conversation with Gary Donohoe….

We had the pleasure of having a pre-festival chat with Professor Gary Donohoe recently and wanted to share some of his views below. The good news is Gary will also be returning this November to the Midlands Science Festival and he will bring some of his most cutting-edge research stories from the School of Psychology at […]