Thursday, November 4, 2010

'Scientists of County Waterford'

Mr. Donal Brady will present a lecture the 'Scientists of County Waterford' in Lismore Heritage Centre on Wednesday, 10th November 2010 at 7pm. The hour long talk is part of Science Week 2010 which runs from 7th-14th November.
Since the 17th Century, County Waterford men and women have been making outstanding contributions to the world of science. The remarkable and often untold story of Waterford's scientists include the only Irish recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for science, the optician who helped to build the Birr telescope and the Earl's son whose name is enshrined in chemistry textbooks across the world.
These and other achievements will be discussed by Mr. Donal Brady in this Science Week lecture. Now retired, Donal served as Waterford County Librarian for almost 28years. Devoted to the preservation and collation of the historical resources of the county, Donal has brought much of his study to print, most recently in 'The Book of Lismore: An Introduction', published in February 2010. Donal's forthcoming publication 'Scientists of County Waterford' will be launched at the end of this month.
Science Week is a nationwide event designed to promote the relevance of science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives and to demonstrate the importance of these disciplines to the future development of Irish society and to the economy.
This event is free but spaces are limited. Places can be booked by contacting Mealla or Arlene on 058-54975.

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