The Robert Boyle Winter School 2018

The Robert Boyle Winter School will take place in Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin on Friday 7th December. This is a joint initiative of the Robert Boyle Summer School and the Edward Worth Library and supported by Science Foundation Ireland

The popular Robert Boyle Summer School has been running since 2012 at Boyle’s birthplace, Lismore Co Waterford. The first Robert Boyle Winter School, a one-day meeting, will take place in Dublin this year. The purpose is to celebrate Boyle’s life and legacy and to promote Ireland’s scientific heritage.

Admission is FREE but places are limited so booking is necessary on Eventbrite.

The event is co-presented by the Worth Library and the Robert Boyle Summer School.


9:45am: Registration

10.15 am-11.00 am: Professor Michael Hunter (Professor emeritus, Birkbeck College, London): ‘Robert Boyle: A Complicated Man’.

11.00 am-11.30 am: Coffee break

11.30am-12.15pm: Professor Anna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln): ‘Robert Boyle and Pre-Newtonian ideas about Colour.’

12.15pm-1.00pm: Dr Cordula Weiss, Paul Nugent, Eoin Gill, Dr Sheila Donegan: ‘Light, Colour and Cold: a recreation of some of Boyle’s Experiments.’

1:00pm-2.15pm: Lunch

2.15pm-3.00pm: Professor Luke Gibbons (Professor of Irish Literary and Cultural Studies Maynooth University): ‘The Politics of Things: Robert Boyle and Contemporary Debates in Philosophy and Social Theory.’

3.00 pm: Panel Discussion

4.00 pm: Close


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