Monday, November 1, 2010

Scientists of County Waterford a Lecture by Donald Brady

Mr. Donald Brady will present a lecture on the “Scientists of County Waterford” in Lismore Heritage Centre on Wednesday 10th November 2010 at 7.00pm.

Since the seventeenth century Waterford men and women have been making outstanding contributions to the world of science. The remarkable and often untold story of County Waterford’s scientists includes the only Irish recipient of the Nobel 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.

Such achievements provide rich material for Mr. Brady’s lecture and his forthcoming publication on the subject. “Scientists of County Waterford”, the book, will be launched at the end of this month. Now retired, Donald Brady served as Waterford County Librarian for almost twenty eight years. Devoted to the preservation and collation of the historical resources of the county Mr. Brady has brought much of his study to print in the past, most recently in “The Book of Lismore: An Introduction”.

Mr. Brady’s lecture takes place as part of Science Week 2010 which runs from 7th-14th November. 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.

Admission is free but booking is essential as places are strictly limited. To reserve your place for this fascinating hour-long talk please contact Mealla/Arlene on 058-54975.

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