Probe 2017: Main Stage Events

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17:15pm — Making Education Accessible

Hosted by Diane McSweeney (Trinity Access Programe) this panel discussion featuring Gary Gannon will look at the Trinity Access 21 Project aka TAP.

The Trinity Access 21 project is supporting schools to build a strong, college-going culture, where high aspirations are the norm and there is a more active, engaged, teaching and learning environment. Join us for a discussion with the team behind the project and students who have taken part on what the initiative is all about and why we know it's working.  

18:00pm — Research and Activism 

Sometimes researchers are front and centre on important social issues and urgent national discussions. Host Sinead Burke, a PhD Researcher in Trinity who has been a strong voice in calling for more inclusive design practices, hosts a discussion on the overlap between research and activism. She will be joined by Jessamyn Fairfield and Christina Meehan of Plan International.

18:45 —Bright Club

Smarter standup: Short funny talks where researchers become comedians and you can furrow your brow before laughing your face off.

And more to be announced...

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Probe: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin takes place in and around Front Square as part of European Researchers Night on September 29th, 2017. It's a free evening laying bare the diverse world of academic research with live experiments, exclusive performances, interactive workshops, stand-up comedy and storytelling sessions guiding visitors through the study of herd immunity, the future of tiny satellites, geoarchaeology and much, much more. Further details will be released soon. Stayed tuned to see the full programme of events for 2017 soon at our webpage, and keep in touch with us on Facebook, on Twitter, or by following #TCDProbe.

PROBE, a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Science Gallery Dublin, Probe is part of the European Researchers' Night Project funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklowdowska-CurieActions. The project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 722628. European Researchers’ Night, taking place in cities across the continent on 29th September. PROBE is free and is open to everyone of all ages.