Science is the language of the 21st Century and societal scientific literacy is the currency that will help the development of Ireland’s Knowledge Economy. The aim of the APC’s ‘Bringing Science to Society’ Programme is to engage the wider scientific community and stimulate public interest in, and understanding of, science in society, with particular emphasis on gastrointestinal health.
APC Public Fora are regularly held. Recent topics have included :
- Immune diseases today: a microbiological explanation for almost everything (Fergus Shanahan, Irish Society for Immunology Public Lecture Award 2015) view podcast at http://www.irishimmunology.ie/lecture-awardee-2015/ ,
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (February 2014)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome(March 2013; May 2011),
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (January 2013),
The public are also invited to attend the final of Science for All, a competition organised by the APC , Tyndall National Institute and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, in which postgraduate students compete to explain their research to a lay audience without the use of scientific jargon