New Festival
         
         
About   Science Show   Exhibition / Talk

Taking place from 11 to 18 November, Science Week Ireland is a yearly festival which celebrates science and research with more than 1,000 events organised throughout Ireland.

This year, the Embassy of France in Ireland and the Alliance Française Dublin have partnered with researchers and artists to offer a line-up of events with a special French touch: the French Festival at Science Week!

Science shows, comic art exhibition, talks and interactive workshops: there will be plenty for you to go around!

The Festival opens on 14 November at The Sugar Club with Effervesciences, 90 minutes of intelligent wonder, suitable for all audiences: a simple, fun and interactive approach to simple scientific phenomena!

For the rest of the Festival, we will be converting the Alliance Française Dublin into a place of science, experiments and entertainment. The first Native Scientist workshop in French in Dublin will allow a group of pupils to develop both their language skills and science knowledge. Parents will learn how they can use a Smart phone to teach science to their kids and all of you will discover some scientific phenomena using comic art and drama!

Make sure to book your seats well in advance, places are limited!

   
  "Effervesciences"
Science and Culture!
  My Thesis...
in a Comic Strip!
 

Wednesday 14 November 6.30pm
€8 / €5 

90 minutes of intelligent wonder, including demonstrations, entertainment, quizzes and theoretical and experimental challenges, suitable for all audiences with a curious mind!
No fixed topic and themes covered: it’s all down to the audience to decide! A simple, fun and interactive approach to simple scientific phenomena.

Presented by Dr Richard-Emmanuel Eastes, Graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in France, Chemistry Associate & Doctor of Education and Philosophy, Head of Academic and Professional Development at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland.

 
 

Thursday 15 November 4pm
Admission free

We are converting the famous La Cocotte Café into an exhibition space devoted to comics and science!
Come in, grab a coffee and meet the laureates of the My Thesis in 3 minutes…in French! After having faced the challenge of presenting their thesis in 3 minutes and in French last March, they worked together with comic book artist Orchimy to translate their thesis into a comic strip!

In presence of comic book artist Orchimy and PhD students Ellen Howley (Dublin City University), Luiza Wasiewska (Tyndall Institute) and Aparajita Dey-Plissonneau (Dublin City University).

 
   
         
         
Talk   Science & Language Workshop   Science Show / Workshop
   
Learning Sciences
on your Smartphone
  Children's Workshop
Native Scientists
  Les Cellules
Déambulent

Thursday 15 November 6.30pm
Admission free

Is it possible to learn maths, science, languages or geography through games and, in particular, through video games? During the course of this conference and through examples of digital apps, you, parents, will discover how it is possible to enhance your child’s learning without depriving them of the pleasure that digital devices bring. This talk in English also explores ways of regulating your child’s use of devices with peace of mind.

Presented by Dr Richard-Emmanuel Eastes, Graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in France, Chemistry Associate & Doctor of Education and Philosophy, Head of Academic and Professional Development at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland.

 
 

Saturday 17 November – 11am
Admission free

A workshop for pupils 6-12 years old who speak a French at home and English in school, to help them develop their language skills and science knowledge while meeting role models!

Children will have the opportunity of learning about Immunology, Chemistry and Computer Sciences with 5 French-speaking confirmed researchers: Dr Benoît Bossavit (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Mathilde Raverdeau (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Maxime Gueriau (Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Tahar Kechadi (University College Dublin) and Prof. Marc Devocelle (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland). Coordinated by Dr Marie-Victoire Guillot-Sestier (Native Scientist coordinator, Trinity College Dublin)

 
 

Monday 19 November 6.30pm
Admission free

Les Cellules Déambulent is a scientific demonstration in the format of a lively and fun performance that aims to introduce and educate the public about cells and their amazing capacity to take on a diverse range of roles in the human body.

The show is performed in French by a group of volunteers made up of researchers, engineers, technicians and administrative staff from various research laboratories in Lyon. At the end of the performance, the "Cell Explorers" will run their Fantastic DNA workshop, during which participants experiment with cells and prepare DNA out of banana cells.

Open to both adults and children alike, this wonderful event also increases understanding and awareness of rare diseases.

 
   
         
         
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