NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL

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.

To find out about many more events, and for further information about the NI Science Festival and ticketing log on to  http://www.nisciencefestival.com , facebook.com/NISCIFEST or @niscifest

 

CHOMI SEMINAR SERIES

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

All Welcome.

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland History of Medicine Section

‘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.

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The Thomsons of Belfast

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 jim.bennett@mhs.ox.ac.uk would be helpful – thanks).

The Image of Restoration Science

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

Medicine and Pharmacy in 19th Century Ireland

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

Lunchtime Lecture & Open day for Maths Week – Worth Library

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.