Monday, March 5, 2012

Particles of the Past at the National Library

On last Culture Night, I visited the National Library and joined their mailing list, but shamefully I have been slow to pass on their events to our readership. Let's fix this now.

Particles of the Past, part of the Library's Discover Your National Library exhibition, opened on 28 February. It celebrates Dublin as the City of Science 2012 and displays a selection of science-related items from the Collections. You can read the description of the exhibition here. It sounds very interesting and I hope to visit it soon.

This exhibition is accompanied by a lecture series. No booking is required for these talks and there is no charge. All talks take place at 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 7 March:  ‘Answering the sick call’: Medical dispensaries and doctors in nineteenth-century Ireland. Dr Catherine Cox.

Wednesday 21 March: 'Science for everyman (and woman): The Royal College of Science for Ireland and its students, 1867-1926'. Dr Clara Cullen.

Wednesday 28 March: 'Robert Boyle: Step-father to Modern Evidence-based Medicine'. Professor Jim Malone.

The National Library also have an Open Day on Sunday 11 March, from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

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