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Festival of Curiosity 2016

The 2016 Festival of Curiosity programme highlights launched. Join in Playful Days & Curious Nights - July 21st- 24th. Tickets available on

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Happy Birthday to Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, co-discoverer of the first radio pulsar. Jocelyn attended our annual national conference in 2013.

Institute of Biology of Ireland

The Institute of Biology of Ireland have organised two very interesting tours this coming Saturday.
The Institute invites its members, families, friends and general public to a guided tour of approximately 1.5 hours (morning session) of the award winning Birr Castle gardens and grounds, including the Great

ICI Schools' Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2016-17

The annual ICI Schools' Chemistry Newsletter competition is now open to all second level students. This year’s theme is ‘The Chemistry of Climate Change’. Only individual entrants are allowed. Full details attached and closing date is 23rd of December.

Bragg Medal 2016

Congratulations to Stuart Famer from Science on Stage UK, who won the 2016 Bragg Medal from the Institute of Physics. Stuart has been an ASE Scotland representative and attended many of the ISTA Annual Conferences.

Nano in my Life

Thinking about next year's lessons?
Email for a free 'Nano In My Life' teacher's pack.

Magical Materials: Nano and Materials Science in the Classroom

Magical Materials: Nano and Materials Science in the Classroom 4th - 8th July 2016. Participating Primary School teachers will qualify for 3 EPV days

2016 Leaving Cert Physics Papers

The Institute of Physics in Ireland is preparing an "Initial Response" to the State Examination Commission.
A full report will be sent to the SEC after the Marking Schemes have been published and the meetings in Blackrock Education Centre and at Frontiers of Physics in September. If you have any comments on these papers please send them to

Junior ECO Watcher Training Course

This ECO-UNESCO course has been approved by the Department of Education and Skills for Primary school teachers Extra Personnel Vacation (EPV) days and may also be suitable for secondary school teachers especially those involved with Green Schools and other similiar projects.

Berrings National School scoops Top Prize in Nationwide Water Conservation Challenge 2016

Congratulations to Berrings National School from County Cork who have been announced as the National Water Explorer Programme Winner 2016 in an innovative online water conservation initiative organised by the charity Global Action Plan.