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Dublin to get annual science festival

‘Festival of Curiosity’ will take place in July 2013.

Einstein, on the look for ideas for last years Dublin City of Science festival
Einstein, on the look for ideas for last years Dublin City of Science festival
Image: Sasko Lazarov//Photocall Ireland

DUBLIN WILL HOST a three day science festival in July 2013 as it looks to rival international science festivals such as New York and Cheltenham.

Building on the success of City of Science 2012, which promoted Ireland’s scientific achievements, the ‘Festival of Curiosity’ will hold workshops for science teachers, scientists and members of the public. It is hoped that by collaborating with one another they can develop new ways of getting people interested in science.

“This summer we showed the global scientific and business community that we truly are a centre of scientific excellence and I am determined to ensure that we build on this legacy” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

“It is of course crucial that we continue to find ways of promoting our scientific heritage and engaging people in science.”

Dublin City of Science 2012 involved over 600,000 people taking part in 160 science events and activities across the country. The highlight of the festival was the international Euroscience Open Forum event in July where 4,500 delegates and 400 international journalists came together at Dublin’s convention centre over five days to hear 600 speakers, including five Nobel Laureates, speak.

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