Back by popular demand at Engineers Week 2017 join Engineer Dr Ian Johnston (Dr Megaphone) http://www.ianjohnston.co.uk/ and singer-songwriter Alan McClure http://www.alanmcclure.co.uk/ for a journey in words, pictures, music and live experiments through Ireland’s history in Science, Technology And Engineering. Learn about hurricanes, diving bells and a cat that may, or may not, be alive.
The show will also be broadcast as live webcasts on the Engineer’s Ireland website https://www.engineersireland.ie/home.aspx so people around the country can log on and watch. Lots of audience participation and time for questions, either in person or through the Open University in Ireland Twitter account, @OUIreland.
About the performers
Dr Ian Johnston in a lecturer at the Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/republic-of-ireland with a keen interest in making Engineering, Science and Maths as fascinating to other people as they are to him. He has been Academic Consultant to a string of BBC programmes including Battle of the Geeks, Bang Goes the Theory and Electric Dreams and he has appeared on RTÉ shows including the John Murray Show and news2day. His inventions include the world’s most flippable drinks mat and the world’s least embarrassing bath towel.
Alan McClure is a qualified Zoologist who has worked as a Wildlife Ranger, Teacher and Musician. He and Ian are regular collaborators, most recently in “Dr Megaphone Goes West” which they created for Wigtown Book festival in SW Scotland.
‘Dr Megaphone’s Irish Jaunt’ is aimed at anyone who finds Science and Engineering interesting, and is suitable for ages from eight upwards. A willingness to join in with the choruses is nice, but not essential.
Children must be accompanied by a ticket holding teacher or guardian at all times.
Please bring confirmation of your booking to the event and arrive 10 minutes early as the shows will start promptly.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call the STEPS team in Engineers Ireland at 016651340.