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NI Science Festival returns 16 - 26 February 2023 for its ninth edition celebrating the Science of You, The Universe and Everything in between!

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History & Society

Henry Gee - A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

The Black Box

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Henry Gee - A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth
Environment & Nature

Climate Tour with Mark Lynas (Belfast)

Mon 20 Feb
Venue

The Linen Hall

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

Free

Climate Tour with Mark Lynas (Belfast)
Environment & Nature

Animal Top Trumps with Ben Garrod and Jess French

Sat 25 Feb
Venue

Ulster University, Belfast Campus

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£3.00

Animal Top Trumps with Ben Garrod and Jess French
Mind & Body

How To Find Love, Lose Weight & Live Forever…Without Really Trying!

Sun 19 Feb
Venue

QUB, Whitla Hall

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£14.00

How To Find Love, Lose Weight & Live Forever…Without Really Trying!
Science Communication

Madeleine Finlay - Beetles for Breakfast (Belfast)

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

Crescent Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£4.00

Madeleine Finlay - Beetles for Breakfast (Belfast)
Tech and Innovation

Idea Jam

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

The MAC, Belfast

Type

Workshops & Experiences

Tickets

£2.00

Idea Jam
Environment & Nature

SIREN23

Sat 18 Feb (Derry) & Sat 25 Feb (Belfast)
Venue

Various venues

Type

Talks & Discussions + 4 more

Tickets

Free

SIREN23
Science Communication

Anne-Marie Imafidon - She’s In CTRL

Mon 20 Feb
Venue

Crescent Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Anne-Marie Imafidon - She’s In CTRL
Tech and Innovation

Kathryn Harkup - Superspy Science (Derry/Londonderry)

Sat 18 Feb
Venue

Bishops Gate Hotel

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£7.00

Kathryn Harkup - Superspy Science (Derry/Londonderry)
Mind & Body

Hana Walker-Brown - A Delicate Game: Brain Injury, Sport and Sacrifice

Tue 21 Feb
Venue

Crescent Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Hana Walker-Brown - A Delicate Game: Brain Injury, Sport and Sacrifice
Food For Thought

Bakineering: From A - B (Derry/Londonderry)

Sat 18 Feb
Venue

The Playhouse, Derry

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

Bakineering: From A - B (Derry/Londonderry)
Engineering & Robotics

Mid Ulster MEGA Factory Tours - Bloc Group Magherafelt

Wed 15 Feb
Venue

Bloc Group

Type

Tours

Tickets

£4.00

Mid Ulster MEGA Factory Tours - Bloc Group Magherafelt
Environment & Nature

The Oil Machine - Screening & Discussion

Sat 25 Feb
Venue

Ulster University, Belfast Campus

Type

Film

Tickets

Free

The Oil Machine - Screening & Discussion
Create. Make. Play

The Snail & the Whale

Feb 18 Feb, 11:00am & 12:30pm
Venue

Portrush Playhouse Cinema

Type

Workshops & Experiences + 1 more

Tickets

£5.00

The Snail & the Whale
History & Society

What the Medieval Doctor Ordered

Thu 23 Feb
Venue

The Black Box

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£10.00

What the Medieval Doctor Ordered
Maths & Physics

Kyle D Evans - Born to Sum

Thu 16 Feb
Venue

The Union Bar @ One Elmwood, QUB

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

Kyle D Evans - Born to Sum
Mind & Body

Marieke Bigg - This Won't Hurt: How Medicine Fails Women

Sun 19 Feb
Venue

Crescent Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Marieke Bigg - This Won't Hurt: How Medicine Fails Women
Science Communication

Drag Me to the Lab - Queens Only!

Sat 18 Feb
Venue

The Black Box

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£15.00

Drag Me to the Lab - Queens Only!
Arts & Culture

Rory Friers - Behind the Sound

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

QUB, SARC

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£3.00

Rory Friers - Behind the Sound
Mind & Body Science Communication

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Omagh)

Sat 18 Feb
Venue

Strule Arts Centre

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Omagh)
Mind & Body

Living Autopsy (Derry/Londonderry)

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

The Playhouse, Derry

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Living Autopsy (Derry/Londonderry)
Arts & Culture Space

Our Place In Space

Fri 24 Feb - Sun 26 Mar
Venue

Ulster Transport Museum

Type

Drop-in

Tickets

Free

Our Place In Space
Mind & Body Science Communication

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Limavady)

Thu 16 Feb
Venue

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Limavady)
Mind & Body

It’s All in the Mind! - How Your Thinking Affects Your Life

Sat 18 Feb
Venue

Flowerfield Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions + 1 more

Tickets

£25.00

It’s All in the Mind! - How Your Thinking Affects Your Life
Mind & Body Science Communication

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Antrim)

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

The Old Courthouse

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Antrim)
Engineering & Robotics

Grace's Green Gadgets! (Derry/Londonderry)

Fri 17 Feb, 11:00am & 2:30pm
Venue

Waterside Theatre

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

Grace's Green Gadgets! (Derry/Londonderry)
Mind & Body Science Communication

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Armagh)

Sun 19 Feb
Venue

Aonach Mhacha Irish Language & Cultural Enterprise Centre

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£7.00

NISF Regional Roadshow - That’s Non Sense (Armagh)
Environment & Nature

Erica McAlister - The Secret (Sex) Lives of Flies

Fri 24 Feb
Venue

Accidental Theatre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Erica McAlister - The Secret (Sex) Lives of Flies
Mind & Body

David Robson - The Expectation Effect (Belfast)

Sun 19 Feb
Venue

Crescent Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

David Robson - The Expectation Effect (Belfast)
Environment & Nature

Helen Scales - What A Shell Can Tell

Sun 26 Feb
Venue

Ulster Museum

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Helen Scales - What A Shell Can Tell
Mind & Body

Rude Science with Stefan Gates (Strabane)

Sun 26 Feb, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Venue

Alley Theatre (Strabane)

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£10.00

Rude Science with Stefan Gates (Strabane)
Maths & Physics

Kyle D Evans - Maths Tricks to Blow Your Mind (Derry/Londonderry)

Fri 17 Feb
Venue

Nerve Centre, Derry/Londonderry

Type

Live Performances

Tickets

£5.00

Kyle D Evans - Maths Tricks to Blow Your Mind (Derry/Londonderry)
Tech and Innovation

Kathryn Harkup - Superspy Science (Belfast)

Sun 19 Feb
Venue

The Black Box

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£7.00

Kathryn Harkup - Superspy Science (Belfast)
Mind & Body

Pragya Agarwal - Hysterical

Sun 19 Feb
Venue

Crescent Arts Centre

Type

Talks & Discussions

Tickets

£5.00

Pragya Agarwal - Hysterical

Our Schools & Educators Programme

Throughout the Festival, a wide range of our partners will deliver a variety of talks and workshops designed to engage, excite and inspire your class!

Our Place in Space - Creative Challenge Awards

Fri 24 Feb

Key Stage 1 , Key Stage 2 , Key Stage 3 , Key Stage 4 , Key Stage 5

Nerve Belfast

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Our Place in Space - Creative Challenge Awards

Caoimhe Rooney - From Mathematigals to Mars

Thu 23 Feb

Key Stage 3 , Key Stage 4 , Key Stage 5

Online

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Caoimhe Rooney - From Mathematigals to Mars

BIG BIO QUIZ

Wed 22 Feb

Key Stage 4 , Key Stage 5

W5

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BIG BIO QUIZ

Waterways Wildlife Wonders

Ongoing throughout the festival

Key Stage 2

Online

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Waterways Wildlife Wonders

Progression & Skills Development in Science from KS2 - KS4 Teacher Training

Mon 20 - Tue 21 Feb

Key Stage 3 and 4 Teachers

Various venues

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Progression & Skills Development in Science from KS2 - KS4 Teacher Training

10 Reasons to Sing Out of Tune

Wed 22 Feb

Key Stage 4 , Key Stage 5

Harty Room, QUB

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10 Reasons to Sing Out of Tune

Habitats - Zoo Lab

Thu 23 Feb

Key Stage 2 , Key Stage 3

Online

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Habitats - Zoo Lab

Adobe Spark Video

Tues 21 Feb & Wed 22 Feb

Key Stage 1 , Key Stage 2 , Key Stage 3

Online

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Adobe Spark Video

Engineering Futures

Wed 22 Feb

Key Stage 1 , Key Stage 2 , Key Stage 3

Ulster University, Belfast Campus

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Engineering Futures

Making Soap

Wed 22 Feb, Thurs 23 Feb & Fri 24 Feb

Key Stage 3

Various venues

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Making Soap

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Science Communication
26 Jan, 2023

NI Science Festival 2023 Trailer

Arts & Culture Environment & Nature + 7 more
09 Feb, 2023

NI Science Festival 2022 Highlights Video

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