In this lecture Dr Matthew Jebb will explore how some of our greatest understandings of the world have come about through simple thought experiments. Not only are these highly informative ways of examining Nature, they are also highly appealing ways of teaching the application of logic in science. Newton, Einstein and Darwin were masters of such clear thinking. Zoology is often seen as easier to teach than Botany because animals are often thought of as more 'alive'.
Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee The IBIOLI invites its members, families, friends and members of the public, in conjunction with Burrenbeo Trust (www.burrenbeo.com) to a guided walk around Lough Avalla, in the heart of the Burren, Co Clare. Join us for a ramble in the Burren along the Lough Avalla loop walk and catch the last of the summer blossoms. Guided by Harry Jeuken, the landowner at Lough Avalla, who and has a wealth of knowledge of the holy wells, the winterage, and the story of the local land.
Lough Avalla, Gortlecka Cross, The Burren, Co. Clare
Located in east County Wicklow, Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens is the centrepiece of an 18th century estate that once covered over 5000 acres (2000 ha). Seat of the Acton family for three centuries, it is now an outpost of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee the IBIOLI invites its members, families, friends and general public to Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), Aran for an Environmental and Field Biology Course. The Course will be facilitated by Institute of Biology of Ireland member Dr Con O’Rourke (Ex Teagasc). This course, involving a blend of Gaeilge and English, will be conducted in the outdoor natural environment taking in various sites of historical, geological, cultural, natural science and general environmental interests.