Events

Selection of Upcoming Events (Further Events To Be Announced)

Musical Comedy performance at Alternative Ulsters event as part of the C.S. Lewis Festival 2018
About: 
Take a tongue in cheek alternative look at Northern Ireland through the lens of literature and music. Emer Maguire will deliver her own brand of tuneful comedy with a set of irreverent satirical songs; east Belfast-based short story writer, Wendy Erskine presents a little bit of local music legend you might have missed, and writer, actor and all-round entertainer Reggie Chamberlain-King will provide wisdom and wit on a local theme. 
When: Tuesday 6th November, 8pm
Venue: Harland and Wolff Staff Club
Tickets HERE

Emer Maguire Headlining ‘Friday Night Stand Up’ at Up The Left Comedy Club
When: Friday 26th October, 8pm
Venue: Accidental Theatre, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc
Topic: Digital Identity: Inclusive or invasive?
When: Thursday 1st November, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: The Graduate School, Queen’s University Belfast
Register HERE

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc
Topic:
Deep Learning: Do we need to review our ethics?
When: Tuesday 16th October, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue:
Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub
Register HERE

Selection of Past Events

2018

Guest Speaker at Ada Lovelace Day for Tech for Life UK (October 2018)
Venue: Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

TEDx Speaker on Science of Music (October 2018)
Venue: Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK

Musical Comedy performance at Tenx9 Annual Comedy Fundraiser (September 2018)
Venue: Black Box, Belfast

Musical Comedy performance at Eastside Arts Festival (August 2018)
Event: Everything Getting Worse All The Time
Venue: Eastside Visitor Centre, Belfast

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (June 2018)
Topic: IoT: Smart City or Surveillance City?
Venue: Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Debut of new solo show at “Stranded! Friday Night Live – Emer Maguire” (May 2018)
Venue: Strand Arts Centre, Belfast

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (May 2018)
Topic:
How will VR transform the Arts?
Venue:
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

Performance of solo show “Dangerous attraction – the science of love” at the Sofia Science Festival in Bulgaria (May 2018)
Venue:
Cosmos Hall, Sofia Science Festival, Bulgaria
NOTE:  Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland to Bulgaria.

Speaker/performer at Out Thinkers Ireland – event by Pride in STEM and House of STEM  (May 2018)
Topic: The Science of Music
Venue: Science Gallery Dublin

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (April 2018)
Topic:
Education: Do we need to change the way we teach
Venue:
The Black Box, Belfast

Performances of solo show “Sexy Science” at Glasgow Science Centre’s Science Lates (April 2018)
About: Kissing. Flirting. Love. These behaviours form the foundation of human existence. But what separates the Romeos from the Tinder turn-offs? It’s all down to science: a captivating cocktail of chemistry, genetics, biology and evolution. Join Emer Maguire, a stand-up scientist and BBC radio presenter, as she guides us through the science of love.
NOTE: This sexy show was performed four consecutive times in the same evening to four sold out audiences…yay!
Venue: Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, UK

Guest speaker and performer at Binary Festival 2018 in Liverpool (March 2018)
Topic: The Mystery of Music (According to Science)
Venue: Hinterlands at Northern Lights, Liverpool, UK

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (March 2018)
Topic:
Jobs of the Future: Will automation take my job?
Venue:
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Guest speaker (plus musical comedy performance) at Leading Ladies in STEAM on International Women’s Day (March 2018)
Venue: Campus North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Brand New Solo Show – The Mystery of Music According to Science – A Faculty Lecture (February 2018)
About:
Do you cry every time you hear ‘Tears in Heaven’? Do your feet move uncontrollably when you hear ‘Uptown Funk’? Do you still remember the lyrics to the first ever song you learned in primary school?
Music is everywhere; from first wedding dances to national anthems, to every party you’ve ever been to! But why do we love music, and why does it make us think, feel, laugh, cry, and dance? Why are some of us obsessed with heavy metal, while others swear by The Beatles? What kind of brain is wired up to make a musical prodigy…and what’s happening in the mind of someone with two left feet?!
Join Emer Maguire, to solve the mystery of music (according to science!)Venue: The Black Box, Belfast

The Half Bap Science Cabaret (February 2018)
About:  The Half Bap Cabaret is not a high-end cabaret with top hats and velvet curtains. In the true spirit of cabaret, it is alternative, rowdy and for the people – this time with added science!
Venue: The Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast

Evolution & Sex (February 2018)
About: Why did sex evolve? How has sex shaped human psychology? Is there really a biological necessity for sex? Emer Maguire gave her perspective on the topic alongside Dr Holly Parker (Harvard University) and Dr Edel Hyland (QUB)
Venue: Medical Biology Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Science Storytelling with STEM ambassador Emer Maguire (February 2018)
Venue: Waterside Library, The Workhouse, Glendermott Road, Derry
Suitability: 4-8 years olds (plus parents & guardians)

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc. (February 2018)
Topic: Mobility – Will Belfast be a leader or a loser in future transportation?Venue: Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street, Belfast

Host of “Getting to Know…Susie Blue” event at the Oh Yeah Music Centre (February 2018)
Venue: Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street, Belfast

Performance at the Programme Launch for the 2018 Northern Ireland Science Festival (January 2018)
Venue:
Nerve Centre, Magazine Street, Derry
Find out more about the NI Science festival by clicking here

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (January 2018)
Topic:
Food – How can we be sure our food is safe to eat?
Venue:
Youth Action Building, College Square North, Belfast

2017

Presenter of “Science an Stuff with Emer Maguire” on BBC Radio Ulster (ongoing)

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (December 2017)
Topic:
Government and Society – Is there an algorithm for good government?
Venue: Nerve Centre, Magazine Street, Derry

Performance at Bright Club Science Comedy Night as part of the Cavan Monaghan Science Festival (November 2017)
Venue: Mc Kenna’s, Dublin Street, Monaghan

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (November 2017)
Topic:
Blockchain: Should we question the hype?
Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Host of “Getting to Know…Leah McFall” event at the Oh Yeah Music Centre  (November 2017)
Venue: Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street, Belfast

Sexy Science Solo Show (October 2017)
Venue:
Mount Stewart, Mount Stewart Conversations Festival 2017

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (October 2017)
Topic:
Precision Medicine-What will a visit to the doctor look like in 2030? Venue: Ormeau Baths, Belfast

Host of “Getting to Know…DANI” event at the Oh Yeah Music Centre  (October 2017)
Venue: Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street, Belfast

Winner of International Science Stars, Astana, Kazakhstan (June 2017) Venue: Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc (May 2017)
Topic:
Artificial Intelligence-Priceless or Perilous?
Venue:
Playhouse, Derry

Interval Act at FameLab Ireland Final (April 2017)
Venue:
Science Gallery, Dublin

Keynote Speaker at Leading Ladies in STEM event by Tech for Life UK (March 2017)
Venue:
Campus North, Newcastle, England

2016

Co-host of (and speaker at) Thinking Digital Women (November 2016) Venue: Northern Stage, Newcastle, England

Shakespeare Lives in Science: Shakespeare in Love Guest Panel Speaker (November 2016)
Venue:
The Dean, Dublin (18th November)
Venue:
Market House, Monaghan (19th November)

Performed at Manchester’s Bluedot Festival (July 2016)
Venue:
Manchester’s Blutdot Festival, The Guardian’s Observer Ideas Stage

Sexy Science Solo Show (July 2016)
Venue:
Finegan and Son, Newry

Speaker at Thinking Digital London (March 2016)
Venue: Ham Yard Hotel, London

Performance of “Sexy Science” lecture at LateLab2 event
(February 2016)
Venue:
Lecture Theatre, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

Sexy Science Solo Show (February 2016)
Venue: Black Box, Belfast

Performed “Sexy Singing SciComm” at SciComm Cabaret (February 2016) Venue: Black Box, Befast

Entertainment act at NI Science Festival Launch (January 2016)
Venue:
Lecture Theatre, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2015

Guest speaker at the British Film Institute’s Screening of Weird Science (December 2015)
Venue: Black Box, Belfast

Speaker at Future Love event (University College Dublin Expression Event)
(November 2015)
Venue: Filmbase, Dublin

TEDx Speaker  on  Science of Love (November 2015)
Venue:
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir6xINNrWW0&t=45s

Speaker at the British Councils Global Finance Conference (October 2015) Venue: De Vere Venues, West One, London

Famelab International Top 9 Finalist (June 2015)
Venue:
EDF Energy Arena, Cheltenham Science Festival
Talk entitled: “The Science of Flirting.”
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptYC0qvapco

Famelab International Semi final: Winner and Audience Vote Winner (June 2015)
Venue:
Cheltenham Science Festival

Pint of Science Festival Speaker (May 2015)
Venue:
Odessa, Dublin

FameLab United Kingdom: Overall Winner and Audience Vote Winner (April 2015)
Venue:
Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Talk entitled: “Why Do We Love To Fall In Love? Sexy Science” Talk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZbRmHnybw0

FameLab Northern Ireland: Winner (February 2015)
Venue: The Black Box Belfast, Northern Ireland Science Festival
Talk entitled: “Why Do We Kiss? The Science of Smooching”
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppLMEgaj9eA