GROWN-UP EVENTS

AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

Speaker Series
CORK TALKS

UCC Boole Library - Creative Zone
6pm - 9pm

CORK TALKS is a series of short presentations and a panel discussions on topics including sustainability, the future of society and the physiology of crime hosted by Deirdre O’Shaughnessy. This event is free but ticketed and more information can be found here. 

Research in the Pub
PubhD Cork

UCC Student Centre - New Bar
7pm - 9pm

PubhD Cork will choose three Postgrad researchers, from any academic discipline, and ask them to explain their work to an audience… in a pub… in exchange for a pint or two. It’s a lot of craic!

Register here!  

Discover Languages
MANY TONGUES OF CORK

UCC Student Centre - New Bar
5.30pm-6.30pm

Many Tongues of Cork invites you to come and learn from researchers who will present their discoveries in their native tongue. In a hugely English speaking environment, this session reminds us of the diversity in our community.  More information can be found here

Discover Culture
Border Narratives & Hispaniola

UCC Main Quad - Council Room
3pm - 5pm

Border Narratives and Hispaniola: Cultural perspectives and human rights is a public lecture by Professor Maria Cristina Fumagalli (University of Essex) and Dr Bridget Wooding (Caribbean Migration and Development Observatory, Santo Domingo, DR). The lecture will be followed by refreshments. With the Memory, Commemorations and Uses of the Past research cluster of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures, UCC. Image by Karmadavis (Línea Fronteriza Intermitente, 2008).

Discover Connections
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Glucksman Gallery, UCC
4pm-6pm

Creative Connections is a round table discussion focused on the challenges and rewards of sharing research in the civic arena. Academics from the four colleges in University College Cork will be invited to share their experiences of working on exhibitions and projects with the Glucksman Art Museum. More information can be found here. 

The event is free but as we have limited places available, we are asking you to register your participation here.

Discover UCC
UCC CAMPUS TOURS

UCC Visitor Centre 5.30pm -7.30pm (every 15 mins)

Established in 1845, UCC has grown to become a world class university. Visit cultural and historic points of interest around the campus, where our experienced UCC guides will be waiting to share their knowledge with you.

For more information about visiting UCC click here. 

AT OTHER VENUES

Discover Comedy
BRIGHT CLUB

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St.
Doors at: 7.30pm

Bright Club is a variety night for lateral minds, where researchers become comedians for one night only! Academics from all fields perform alongside professional comedians and musicians, at the only night where you can furrow your brow before laughing your face off.

This event is free but ticketed and you can REGISTER HERE! 

Discover the Planets
EXOPLANET RESEARCH

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
9pm-11pm

Join astronomers at Blackrock Castle Observatory for an Exoplanet themed evening. Learn about Exoplanet research, and Ireland’s chance to name one of these fascinating celestial objects. Meet UCC researchers and hear about their passions for research before joining Cork Astronomy Club for live stargazing (weather permitting).

Look out for updates here. 

Discover Food Choices
FOOD CHOICE MACHINE

Nano Nagle Place
6pm - 8pm

Good Day Deli, Nano Nagle Place and Alan Macilwraith from JCA Architects joined forces to design a “Food Choice Machine” for Design Pop in 2019. The aim of the Choice Machine is to educate participants about simple but sustainable food choices that are better for your health and the environment. Participants will leave learning that small changes to their own purchasing decisions collectively have big benefits for the environment.

Watch this video to learn more about the night. 

For more information about events at Nano Nagle Place on the night click here.

ON THE MOVE

CORK MOON WALK

Outside St Peter’s Cork
6.30pm-8pm

Relive the Apollo 11 Mission with BCO’s SciComm team on a guided “Moon Walk” through Cork City, starting at St. Peter’s and followed by an Apollo 11 talk at Nano Nagle Place.

Look out for updates here. 

CYCLE THROUGH TIME

Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street
8pm-10pm

A guided cycle through the first 20 Billion years of the Universe from the Big Bang through the birth of the first stars, the birth of the Earth, the evolution of life, to today and on to the death of the Sun and merger of our Milky Way with the Andromeda Galaxy. Starting from outside Nano Nagle Place and arriving to CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory.

The cycle will begin at 8pm outside Nano Nagle Place and end at Blackrock Castle Observatory in time for star gazing (weather permitting). You can make your own way home or join the New Moon Cycle! Please REGISTER HERE to attend. 

NEW MOON CYCLE

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
10.30pm-Late

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the night as we cycle from Blackrock Castle out around Mahon strand and back along the Old railway line. The journey will be broken by unexpected sensory and intellectual experiences, which may include talks, music, poetry, performance, light and dark.

REGISTER HERE

Venue Map

The map shows selected venues of Cork Discovers. To view more venues, parking or meeting points, please select them from the panel to the left. 

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THIS PROJECT HAS RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION’S HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME UNDER GRANT AGREEMENT NO 818789