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Dillon Centenary Symposium - Science, History and Chemical Ballet

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Institute for Life Course and Society (ILAS)

National University of Ireland Galway (North Campus)

Upper Newcastle Road

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This event marks the milestone of there being 100 years since the appointment of Thomas Dillon as Professor of Chemistry in Galway. A century later, and the scientific topics that Dillon started exploring – such as the study of carbohydrates and sugars, as well as research into Ireland’s seaweeds – are still relevant in the cutting-edge research that will be discussed throughout the day at the Thomas Dillon Centenary Symposium. Scientific Lectures will be given during the day from experts in the field from 9.30-5pm.

From 5 pm to 7.30, the symposium will transform into an evening of celebration for the general public, featuring a historical lecture by Prof Dillon’s granddaughter, the author Honor O Brolchain (at 6 pm). There will also be a ballet piece performed by Youth Ballet West inspired by Dillon’s description of the “benzene ring” and choreographed by Ester O Brolchain, and a “Threesis” challenge, where research students will present their thesis succinctly and engagingly in only three minutes aimed especially for a lay public audience. A reception will follow, with a chance to share stories and memories. Details of the programme can be found on www.dillonsymposium.wordpress.com and attendees are asked to register for the free event through Eventbrite.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You will be able to park at the University Park and Ride in Dangan, within a short walk of venue. Parking permits, if required, will be made available in due course.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

send an email to paul.v.murphy@nuigalway.ie

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

There is no charge for attending this symposium. But tickets are essential as there is a limited number of seats in the auditorium. They are also needed to make catering arrangements.

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Institute for Life Course and Society (ILAS)

National University of Ireland Galway (North Campus)

Upper Newcastle Road

Galway

Ireland

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