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RBSS Programme 2013

Robert Boyle Summer School Schedule
4th – 7th July
Presentations (incl. discussion) are of 1 hour duration unless otherwise stated.

Venue: Lismore Heritage Centre unless otherwise specified


Thursday 4th


INTRODUCTION TO BOYLE AND LISMORE

9:30 – 10:00

Screening of audio visual presentation: The Lismore Experience (30 mins)

10:00 – 10:30 /

11:30 - 12:00

"The Boyle Show", Eoin Gill, Waterford Institute of Technology

11:30 – 12:30

Walking Tour of Lismore

Evening Lecture

7:00pm

"Robert Boyle: Getting to know the man from Lismore: genius, polymath and eccentric", Prof Jim Malone, Robert Boyle Foundation

 

Friday 5th

 

HISTORY AND CONTEXT

9:30 – 10:00 am

Registration at Lismore Heritage Centre

10:00 am

"On the Boyle: Robert Boyle (1627–1691) and early modern English science",

Dr Anna-Marie Roos, University of Lincoln

11:00 am

Tea and coffee sponsored by Lismore House Hotel and Lismore Heritage Centre.

11:30am

"Boyle in Ireland 1652-1654: medicine and the mechanical philosophy", Dr Bill Eaton, Georgia Southern University

3:30 pm

"Valentine Greatrakes, Ireland and the Boyles: the making of an early modern miracle healer", Dr Peter Elmer, University of Exeter

4:45 pm

Screening of audio visual presentation: The Lismore Experience (30 mins)

7:00 pm

Barbecue in Lismore Castle Upper Stables

 

Guest of Honour:              Mr Sean Sherlock TD

Minister for Research and Innovation

Featuring: a re-enactment of some famous experiments of Robert Boyle

Traditional music by Sonas, food by NudeFood

(Wine sponsored by Ballyrafter House Hotel and Lismore House Hotel)

 

Saturday 6th

 

BOYLE’S SCIENCE IN ACTION

10:00 am

"For the Glory of God, and for the Relief of Man's Estate" Dr Allan Chapman, University of Oxford

11:00 am Tea and coffee sponsored by Lismore House Hotel and Lismore Heritage Centre.

11:30 am

"The impact of global ageing", Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Trinity College Dublin

3:30 pm

"Plants for the 21st Century", Professor Liam Dolan FRS, University of Oxford

5:00 pm

Tour Of Lismore Castle Gardens

8.00  pm

Dinner at Lismore House Hotel

(With some entertainment devised by Jim Malone and Liam Convery)

10:00pm

Panel Discussion at Lismore House Hotel

 

Sunday 7th

 

RELAXATION AND REFLECTION

12:00pm- 2:00pm

Guided Coach Tour of West Waterford sites of interest and outstanding natural beauty. Guided by Donald Brady, author of "Waterford Scientists"

Events held at the Lismore Heritage Centre unless otherwise stated.

 

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Thanks to the supporters of Robert Boyle Summer School 2013:

The Robert Boyle

Foundation

Institute of Chemistry of Ireland

 

 


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