This is the final week of the NI Science Festival which concludes on February 26th. Below are a selection of events occurring over the coming week.
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The next seminar in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series takes place on Thursday, 23 February:
Dr Dora Vargha (University of Exeter)
A rocky beginning: the early WHO and the roots of socialist international health
5 pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD
‘The famine of 1741, Handel and the première of Messiah in Dublin: what’s the connection?’
Talk by Dr Jonathan Bardon (President, Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society).
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 6.15pm.
Geoffrey Bourke Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Dublin 2.
The Thomsons of Belfast: mathematics, engineering and invention in the family of Lord Kelvin
Saturday 18 February 2017, 14.15 to 16.30
The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR
A joint meeting organised by the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics
The speakers will be:
Dr Mark McCartney (Ulster): ‘James Thomson Snr: the Industrious Mathematical Educator’
Professor Andrew Whitaker (QUB): ‘James Thomson Jnr: a Victorian Engineer’
Professor Crosbie Smith (Kent): ‘Lord Kelvin: the Irish Dimensions’
Admission free. Booking will soon be available through the Northern Ireland Science Festival (www.nisciencefestival.com) but registration is also possible on the day (an email in advance to email@example.com would be helpful – thanks).
Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College) will give a seminar on
The Image of Restoration Science: the Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)
This will take place 29 November 2016 at 3.00pm in the Edward Worth Library, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital
Apothecaries Hall of Dublin, Established 1791
Charles Lucas Memorial Lecture in the History of Medicine and Therapeutics
As part of St Luke’s Day Symposium
Thursday 20th October, 10 am
The Heritage Centre, RCPI, Kildare Street.
Please register at www.rcpi.ie/stlukes2016
Medicine and Pharmacy in 19th Century Ireland: From Doctoring in the Dark to Rational Therapeutics.
Dr Brian Cleary, Chief Pharmacist, Rotunda Hospital, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, RCSI.
This talk will trace the development of medicine and pharmacy during the 19th century from the early materia medica based predominantly on pre-scientific humoral models to rational therapeutics with the introduction of novel medications. This progress will be traced from the viewpoint of key local and international figures in 19th century medicine and case based presentations on the increasing therapeutic options as the century progressed
19 October 2016: Open Day for Maths Week (10.00am-4.00pm). This will feature a small exhibition of early modern mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8. For more information about the Worth Library see www.edwardworthlibrary.ie
20 October 2016: Lunchtime lecture by Dr Maurice O’Reilly
‘Mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library (1733): the collection and its significance’
This will take place at 1.00pm in the Worth Library and is intended to mark Maths Week. Spaces are limited and will allocated on a first come, first served basis.