Engaging activities for all ages with Cork Discovers

Pictured in advance of the Cork Discovers Live event, taking place later this month are Tadhg Hickey, Cork comedian, with Mairead Twohig of Cork's 96FM alongside Tessa O'Flynn and Grace Howard. This year Cork Discovers will be streamed live from November 26-28 on the event website and social pages. (Picture: Clare Keogh)

Taking place between 26-28 November and returning for its third year, Cork Discovers will give people the opportunity to #BakingInSpace alongside Dr Niamh Shaw and Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth.

The livestreamed event will once again showcase some of the cutting-edge research being undertaken at University College Cork.

The Europe-wide public event intends to showcase the work researchers to the public through innovative activities and games, showing the diversity of sciences and the impact research has on daily life.

The addition aim is to stimulate interest in research careers among young people.

The event will also see Blindboy host a live podcast exploring how food can impact our psychological wellbeing alongside Professors John Cryan and Ted Dinan.

Saturday, 28 November, CCCahoots comedian Tadhg Hickey and Cork’s 96FM Mairead Twohig will be chatting with some of UCC’s leading researchers about everything from animal hibernation, artificial intelligence, genetics and soil analysis.  

Last year, nearly 3,000 people attended Cork Discovers activities and workshops. A European Researchers’ Night funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (under grant agreement No. 955330), Cork Discovers will be livestreamed on CorkDiscovers.org