Events for women in science @ ESOF

As you’re finalising your schedule for ESOF, I wanted to remind you of some great talks and events happening around the city aimed at women in science. Thanks to WITS and WISER for their help in compiling this list. If I have forgotten anything, please add via comments below. Hope to see you at some of them!

Wednesday 11th July

7.30pm: Belle MoralSamuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Rough Magic Theatre Company: A Natural History by Ann-Marie Macdonald, a rehearsed reading directed  by Maureen White and Ronan Phelan, is an intriguing dark comedy set in a Scottish manor house by the sea at the end of the nineteenth century. There will be a post-show discussion after the reading lead by Caroline Roughneen, WiSER Director and Patricia Reilly (member of the cabinet of the EU Research and Innovation commissioner Maire Geoghegan). Tickets €5 

Thursday 12th July

 8.00am: Female Researchers and Entrepreneurship: Why Does Gender Matter? - Wicklow Hall 1, Convention Centre

Although over 50% of university graduates in Europe are female, the number of start-ups from university through female entrepreneurs remains just somewhere between 0 and 15 %. The reasons for this are manifold and will be explored during the course of the workshop. As part of ESOF Conference. 

1.15pm: Creating the ideal workplace for women researchers in STEM - Liffey Hall 1, Convention Centre

WiSER will be hosting a lively discussion and speaker session at ESOF which aims to generate a vision of the research environment that will enable women to participate and progress equally alongside their male colleagues. The benefits of this diverse and thriving research workforce will be set out. As part of ESOF Conference. 

2.00 – 5.00pm:  Responsible Research and Innovation and Science in Society – ESOF Exhibition Area, Convention Centre

The EU funded project TWIST (Towards Women In Science and Technology) of which WiSER is a partner will be hosting an information session and presentation at the EC stand dedicated to Responsible Research and Innovation and Science in Society in the ESOF exhibition area on Thursday the 11th from 2-5pm. As part of ESOF Conference. 

8.00pm: That’s About the Size of It – Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

That’s About The Size Of It is a part-lecture, part-biography, a 50-minute interactive  performance about the science all around us. Somewhere between CERN, String Theory and the effect of choice, chance and coincidence on our lives, we all just want to be happy. Runs each night from Wednesday to Saturday. There’s the post-show discussions occurring after every show (probably around 9.15 pm for about 30-40 minutes) which everyone is invited to attend, regardless of whether they were at the show. Tickets €15/12

9.30pm: Women in Science Meetup - Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

An informal gathering of women in science. Our aim is to get like-minded women together for networking, support and perhaps some inspiration. No tickets required (Free event)

Friday 13th July

1.15pm: Role Models for Mobility: Portraits of Women from the Marie Curie Fellows Association - Liffey Hall 1, Convention Centre

The Women in Science Working Group of the Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) will present the experiences of women who have been ‘mobile’ and also been successful in their career without losing the focus of having a life-work balance. As part of ESOF Conference.

7.30pm: Copenhagen - Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Rough Magic Theatre Company: In the autumn of 1941, at a critical point in the second world war, German physicist Werner Heisenberg paid a strange visit to his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr.  In probing the mystery of this meeting, Michael Frayn has created an extraordinary play – gripping, haunting, exhilarating and moving – which asks how we can ever know why we do what we do. There will be a post-show discussion after the reading lead by Caroline Roughneen, WiSER Director and Patricia Reilly (member of the cabinet of the EU Research and Innovation commissioner Maire Geoghegan). Tickets €5 

Saturday 14th July

8.00pm: That’s About the Size of It – Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

9.15pm: ‘Women, Science & STEAM…are we ‘EU Girl Things’?’ (Post-show discussion) - Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Following That’s About The Size Of It this discussion is chaired by Dr. Claire O’Connell, Science Contributor The Irish Times. Among others, the panel includes Dr. Niamh Shaw and Úna Kavanagh. To include a screening of the controversial EU video created to encourage women to Science, Science….it’s a girl thing. Free post-show discussion, everyone is invited to attend, regardless of whether they were at the show.