Entries by Gillian Maunsell

‘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 […]

Your Favourite Science Fact!

We are trying to build our collection of science facts in advance of ‘Science Week’ which takes place in November from the 9th to 16th. We already have a number of great favourite science facts which were submitted by some of our key speakers such as the following : – The human body has ten […]

In Conversation with Dr. Fiona Walsh…

  On November 11th,  a talk will be delievered in Athlone Institute of Technology called ‘TALES OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE’ by Dr. Fiona Walsh of NUI, Maynooth. We caught up with Dr. Walsh in advance of the festival to find out  what inspires her and to learn more about the types of projects she is working on… What inspired you […]

Selfie Festival Fun..

We are really gearing up for the festival now and the preparations are well underway. You can look out for us in a town, school, shopping centre, tourist spot and many other places near you in the coming weeks when we will be bringing our virtual brand ambassador, Curious Kim on tour around the Midlands […]

Gizmo-makers and heartbreakers!

Midlands Makerspace are a creative community who want to develop and share their knowledge and skills and they are offering a number of workshops on Saturday November 15th as part of the Midlands Science Festival..   I recently caught up with Conor Brannigan to find out more…. What is a Makerspace and who can use it? […]