RBSS Programme 2014
The 3rd Annual Robert Boyle Summer School
3rd-6th July 2014
Lismore Co Waterford
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Thursday 3rd July: INTRODUCTION TO BOYLE AND LISMORE
Thursday will be devoted to introducing Boyle to those who may not be too familiar with him. It will involve a talk on how he might have seemed to his friends and a costumed re-enactment of some of his experiments, as well as familiarisation with the area.
To cater for the exceptional demand there will be two presentations of the Boyle Show and the LIsmore walking tour
10:30 & 12:00 Walking Tour of Lismore
Chair Ms Patricia Egan President, Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine
Friday 4th July: SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Boyle believed that science was an act of devotion while science and religion are now often portrayed as in constant conflict. In Friday’s programme historians and commentators consider the historical relationships between science and religion.
Chair: Dr William Eaton, associate professor of Philosophy at Georgia Southern University
Evening BBQ with Music
Saturday 5th July: BOYLE’S SCIENCE IN ACTION
Boyle considered that science should be pursued to satisfy human curiosity about the world and also to bring material benefits to mankind. In this session prominent Irish scientists will illustrate how their work uncovers the workings of the human body and the universe and how such work leads to applications that will benefit society.
Chair Prof Dervilla Donnelly, Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry UCD
16:30 – 18:00 Tour of Lismore Castle Gardens
19:00 Dinner Lismore House Hotel (3-course dinner Price €25)
21:00 Panel Discussion Lismore House Hotel
Sunday 6th July:
An opportunity to relax and enjoy the Blackwater Valley
The fee for all talks is remarkable value at €50.
(at eventbrite- a booking charge applies)
More Info from
Lismore Heritage centre
Phone 058 54975
or email ao’firstname.lastname@example.org
The Robert Boyle Summer School is organized through a collaborative effort involving Calmast Science outreach centre at Waterford Institute of Technology, the Lismore Heritage Centre and the Robert Boyle Foundation. The summer school is supported by Lismore Castle, business and industry and public bodies.
The organizing committee includes Dr Sheila Donegan (Calmast Waterford Institute of Technology), Prof Jim Malone (Emeritus Robert Boyle Professor Trinity College Dublin), Paul Nugent (Inst of Physics Teachers Coordinator), An tOllamh Annraoi de Paor (iar Ollamh Innealtóireacht Leictreach UCD), Mealla Fahy (Manager Lismore Heritage Centre), Eleanor Howard, (Lismore Heritage Centre), and Eoin Gill (Calmast Waterford Institute of Technology).
NB there may be slight changes to the schedule.
Thanks to the supporters of Robert Boyle Summer School 2014:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Institute of Physics
Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
Waterford City and County Council
Údaráis Áitiúla Éireann
The Robert Boyle Foundation
iSCAN Irish Science Centres and Awareness Network