Science Gallery Dublin are launching a new book club designed to facilitate dialogue and debate around influential and thought-provoking texts.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Book Club series. Each quarter, we’ll select a book that piques our interest, spanning topics across art, humanities, science, and technology. You’ll have three months (plenty of time!) to read it before we get together to discuss, dissect and read between the lines.
Have a book you’ve been meaning to read? Nominate it for our second Book Club event by emailing it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us @SciGalleryDub using #SGDBookClub. Five books will be shortlisted and added to a poll on social media so you’ll get the opportunity to vote on your top choice.
If you’ve booked a place in the now SOLD OUT first Book Club event, you can still pick up a copy of Humanology in our Science Gallery Shop (who are giving a special 10% discount to all Book Club attendees!). Subscribe to the Science Gallery newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming meet ups and events.
On the 27th August we are holding our first Book Club meet-up.
We're reading Humanology: A Scientist's Guide to our Amazing Existence by Ireland’s very own Luke O’Neill. It looks at life on Earth and how we as humans fit into its extraordinarily long and complex history. Humanology attempts to explain nearly every aspect of the human experience by delving into a host of fascinating topics, including the science of love and attraction, population control, why we follow religions, whether we’ll be enslaved by robots, cryopreservation, and why mam always know best. Using the most up-to-date theories and findings from a wide range of disciplines, Humanology delivers solid science, but with a side of clever humour and pop culture references that will delight readers.
Luke O’Neill is one of Ireland’s most esteemed and exciting scientists, a Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, he is one of the most highly-ranked immunologists in the world. He has a popular weekly slot on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show where he specialises in tackling some of the most complex questions in science with great wit and hilarity, and his writing is equally entertaining and edifying in Humanology.