Talks, walks, panel discussions and costumed recreations commemorating Robert Boyle, celebrating our science heritage and exploring the place of science in our culture.
At the 3rd annual Robert Boyle Summer School historians, commentators and scientists will explore and question Boyle's life and beliefs and the relationships between science and religion then and since.
The Robert Boyle Summer School attracts teachers, academics, historians and people with a general interested in heritage and the development of ideas. This year the school will be addressed by leading experts and public commentators including Lawrence Principe (Drew Professor of the Humanities; Director, Singleton Center For The Study Of Premodern Europe and Chemistry Professor, Johns Hopkins University USA), John Hedley Brooke (Professor emeritus of Science and Religion, Oxford University), Terry Eagleton (Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland) and scientists Luke O'Neill (Professor of Biochemistry TCD) and astrophysicist Professor Lorraine Hanlon UCD.
Programme includes barbecue in Lismore Castle grounds, tour of Jacobean Gardens and costumed re-creation of Boyle's Experiments
There is a great deal to see in Lismore and the surrounding area where there is a rich heritage in science and great variety of beautiful landscape. A variety of accommodation is available in the area. More information can be found and booking can be made for all or individual events at www.robertboyle.ie
Full programme at www.robertboyle.ie
The fee for all talks is €50.