Events

Selection of Upcoming Events (Further Events To Be Announced)

Debut of new solo show at “Stranded! Friday Night Live – Emer Maguire”
About: Emer Maguire has been using comedy and music to inspire curiosity and learning about science since being crowned UK’s best science communicator by international competition, FameLab in 2015.
Emer’s talks have included topics such as; ‘Why do we kiss?’; ‘Why do we love to fall in love?’; and, ‘Why can’t apes talk?’ and as a stand up scientist she looks at the world of sex, music, evolution and more, asks the questions we might be afraid to and delivers the answer in in unexpected ways. It’s not like any show you’ve seen before and, just for Stranded, Emer is rolling out a new show squeezing her awesome music, comedy and science into one amazing show.
When: Friday 25th May, 8pm
Where: Strand Arts Centre, Belfast
Get tickets HERE
S
uitability: 18+ only

Host of Fourth Industrial Revolution Challenge event for Connect at Catalyst Inc
Topic:
Art: How will VR transform the Arts?
When: Tuesday 22nd May, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue:
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

Performance of solo show “Dangerous attraction – the science of love” at the Sofia Science Festival in Bulgaria
Venue:
Cosmos Hall, Sofia Science Festival, Bulgaria
When:
Sunday 13th May, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Get tickets HERE
NOTE: This event will be in English with Bulgarian translation.  Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland to Bulgaria.

Selection of Past Events

2018

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 (November 2015)
Venue:
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Talk
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