July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Social events

We have planned a number of optional social events that we hope you will enjoy.

Welcome Reception

We would like to invite you to a welcome reception on Tuesday, 31st August from 19:00 to 21:00 at the University's Pugin Hall (circled in red on the campus map).

Public Lecture

On the evening of August 1st there will be a public lecture by Manjit Dosanjh, Senior Advisor for Medical Applications at CERN, on the topic of Ions for Cancer Therapy.  Attendance is free, but tickets must be booked on Eventbrite

The lecture will take place in the Tercentenary Hall, Biosciences Building, Trinity College Dublin. This is a 45 minute train ride from Maynooth; the 18:20 train from Maynooth terminates at Pearse station, which is adjacent to the Biosciences Building of TCD. A return train ticket from Maynooth to Dublin will be included in your registration pack.

The location of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on google maps is linked here.

Organ Recital

We are delighted to invite you to an organ recital at 19:00 on Sunday 5th August in the College Chapel.  The chapel is a beautiful 19th century building in the style of 14th-century French Gothic, designed by James Joseph McCarthy, a close follower of Pugin.  It has a particularly impressive interior with stained glass windows and magnificently hand-carved pews facing each other across the aisle.

The original organ dates from 1890, was transformed by the famous Willis firm in 1928 and rebuilt in 2011 by Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, restoring the romantic character of the organ and creating one of the best organs in Ireland.  We are honoured that the recital will be given by the internationally esteemed musicologist and organist, Gerard Gillen, professor emeritus of music at Maynooth University and titular organist of Dublin'’s Pro-Cathedral.  Prof. Gillen has given over 1000 recitals on 4 continents during his career and as an authority on organ building and performance practice, he will introduce the music and explain a little about the physics and art of the organ.  It promises to be a very special evening combining science and music in beautiful surroundings.  

Conference Banquet

The Conference banquet will take place on Thursday 2nd August from 19:00 at the nearby Killashee Hotel. Buses will depart from the conference venue for the banquet after the end of the parallel sessions and return from the banquet to Maynooth at 22:30 (in time for the last train to Dublin for those who need it).

Conference Excursions

The afternoon of Saturday, August 4th is reserved for the conference excursions. Further details including bus departure times and locations will be announced at the conference.

For accompanying people, including children

On Thursday 2nd August, we have planned an optional tour to Newbridge House and Farm for accompanying people, including any accompanying children. The visit includes entry to the historic Georgian house, access to the gardens and a tour of the working farm. The staff will provide activity sheets for any children that join the excursion. If interested we ask you to email us at confxiii@thphys.nuim.ie to help us better estimate numbers for bus transport.