Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Warning: This show promises blood, guts, gore and more!

Sneezes, wheezes, sickness and diseases are never welcome. But in the past, some of the treatments could be worse than the underlying illness. Join the time-travelling ‘Doctor Death’, Simon Watt, to see if he can ‘cure’ you at this exciting Midlands Science Festival event which will take place in St. Mary’s Hall in Athlone on […]

Increase in BT Young Scientist Entries

According the today’s Irish Times, record numbers of students have signed up for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition taking place next January at the RDS. Half of all secondary schools across Ireland are sending students to take part this year, with a whooping 2,048 project entries received. Girls are continuing to outpace the boys when […]

Festival Volunteers Required!

Do you have a passion for Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths? Are you looking for hands-on ways to gain some really useful work experience in event management or education outreach? We are looking for volunteers to join the Midlands Science Festival Team for a variety of tasks over the coming weeks and for Science Week […]

The Importance of Minding your Mind..

Mental Health Week 2015 ran nationally and internationally from the 5th – 11th of October with World Mental Health Day taking place on the 10th October. Mental Health Associations, private groups and individuals hosted a range of activities in communities all over Ireland during this time ranging from things like ‘laughter yoga’ and sound meditation […]

10th anniversary of world’s largest Maths festival

More than 250,000 students and adults will have taken part in at least one Maths Week event before it ends on October 18th.. Maths Week is an all-Ireland effort to raise interest in mathematics and show people, that the subject isn’t as difficult as it sometimes seems. Maths-related events will take place across the country this […]

Do you need to Learn more about Science?

A major study published last week shows people in Ireland are generally supportive of State investment in science and believe it is important for our economic development. The study also shows too many people feel uninformed about major science issues such as climate and energy. They also believe scientists do not listen to ordinary people. The Science […]

Come on Ireland!!

Great news for sports fans – It has been predicted by a skilled mathematician that Ireland are set to will beat France in their crucial rugby confrontation this weekend. The professor believes it will be a close victory to Ireland and the prediction is all down to a bit of maths known as “Poisson Theory” Prof Steve Humble […]

International Science Success!

We are delighted about the news that an Irish-born scientist has jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for work against parasitic diseases. Donegal native William Campbell and Japanese Satoshi Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as […]

Fun at the Fire Station!

Nathan Nally Henson and his mum Nuala enjoyed a really fun and informative visit to Athlone Fire Station ahead of this week’s National Fire Safety Week. The Midlands Science Festival team will be making a return visit to the Fire Station during Science Week to teach local pupils all about fire safety, the equipment used […]