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Cork Discovers – A World of Research, is back on Friday, 27th September 2019 with FREE, exciting and interactive events for all ages taking place across Cork City. As part of European Researchers’ Night, Cork will join 371 European cities in celebrating researchers and their valuable contributions to society.

Cork Discovers 2019 will be full of experiments, games and activities for the whole family, turning University College Cork’s (UCC) Student Center into The Discovery Hall. A whole host of jaw-dropping performers will provide entertainment at UCC, making September 27th an unforgettable evening. A programme of free ticketed workshops will be announced on the website, including last year’s hugely popular ‘Chemistry has all the Solutions!’ workshop, and the UCC Visitors’ Center will be offering terrific tours.

Families can discover the past at Cork Public Museum with an afternoon of archaeological fun; Nano Nagle Place will be looking for Play Experts to help them to discover the perfect playground. Cork City Hall and CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory will feature space-themed events and, for the first time ever, Ireland is taking part in the Europe-wide citizens' experiment Star Spotting, enabling even our youngest to contribute to light pollution research.

But, Cork Discovers is not just for kids! Grownups can join us in UCC’s Creative Zone for CORK TALKS - a speaker series hosted by 96FM’s Deirdre O’Shaughnessy on topics including sustainability, the future of technology and the psychology of crime. UCC’s New Bar will host Many Tongues of Cork where researchers will speak about their topics in their native tongue and PubhD will give a platform to PHD candidates who will discuss their findings over a pint.

Around town, BrightClub will be transforming researchers into stand-up comedians in An Spailpín Fánach and for those of you who enjoy events on the move, there will be walking and cycling tours themed specifically to Cork Discovers.

So join us on this voyage of discovery and learn how research impacts all our lives.

For more information and the full programme, visit or find us on social media @CorkDiscovers.

This European Researchers' NIGHT project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions.

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