Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Sunderland turns the world green

05.11.2007
Cultural experts from around the world will arrive in Sunderland next week (November 9 - 11) to take part in England’s largest independent Irish conference and festival.

The University of Sunderland will welcome VIPs and renowned Irish experts from the UK, Ireland the USA, Japan, Australia, Latvia, Malawi, Canada, Italy and Tunisia. This is the fifth annual Irish Conference and Festival in Sunderland, which celebrates the richness of Ireland’s writings, history and culture.

The event has grown so much in stature that it is now sponsored by the Irish Government. It has been supported by the Irish Embassy since its inception.

The weekend includes plays, exhibitions, poetry, readings, lectures and the ever popular ceilidh. The event will also feature an exhibition of glass, sculpture, Celtic jewellery and photography, created by Sunderland artists.

The festival has grown in popularity over the last five years, and has also been recognised as a prestigious celebration of Irish culture. In May this year, the event’s organiser, Dr Alison O’Malley-Younger was the only representative of an English university present when Irish President Bertie Ahern became the first Irish leader to address a joint session of the House of Commons and the House of Lords at Westminster.

Dr O’Malley-Younger said: “This is the largest Irish studies conference and festival to take place in England and it promises so much, not only because we have some of the leading names in Irish culture but because it is open to the public.

“The university and city of Sunderland have long had links with Ireland both academically and culturally and these are links we intend to strengthen. There’s plenty for people to see and they are welcome to go to anything and everything.”

The conference, Ireland: At War and Peace, takes place at venues throughout the University of Sunderland. For more information contact Robert Finnigan, 0191 515 2140.

The glass exhibition takes place at the Media Centre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, from November 9-16.

Tony Kerr | alfa
Further information:
http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/caffairs/septhm.htm

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting
13.02.2017 | Kuratorium für die Tagungen der Nobelpreisträger in Lindau e.V.

nachricht Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves
10.02.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Safe glide at total engine failure with ELA-inside

On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded after a glide flight with an Airbus A320 in ditching on the Hudson River. All 155 people on board were saved.

On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded...

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New technology offers fast peptide synthesis

28.02.2017 | Life Sciences

WSU research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries

28.02.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Who can find the fish that makes the best sound?

28.02.2017 | Information Technology

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>