European Researchers Night

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European Researchers Night is a Europe-wide event, where people come together to celebrate and learn about research.

This event provides a unique opportunity for researchers and the public to interact with each other, and to bring research to a wider audience.

Join a free festival of research from 4pm-9pm: interactive demos, performances, tours, talks & more activities for all ages and all interests!

Events will take place at Trinity College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and St James’s Hospital.

Take a look at the programme of events

Big brother is watching…so what?

Smile, you’re on camera! This interactive #DiscussAI Think-In invites you to have your say on the use of public surveillance through AI. Find out more and book your place at the link below!

Location: Trinity Long Room Hub

Start Talking To Researchers Today!

Join us in Trinity’s iconic Front Square for pop-up exhibitions and demonstrations! Meet researchers from a whole range of areas and find out more about what they’re working on!

Location: Library Square Gazebos, Trinity College Dublin

Resilience in a Chaotic World - TCD START - photo by Joseph Chan

Resilience in a Chaotic World

Discuss how we can adapt to a chaotic world with researchers from across Europe in our online Science Café, where you get to ask the questions! Ideal for secondary school classes. Find out more here and register to join the café!

Location: Online

'Manifesto' premiere - TCD START

Premiere of ‘Manifesto’ a short fictional feminist film

Join us for a screening of the film followed by a conversation between Dr Catherine Barbour (lead researcher on the ‘Women’s (Im)Mobility in Times of Crisis’ project) and Eire García Cid, the film’s director during which they will talk about the aims of the film in the context of the research on women’s (im)mobility.

Location: Douglas Hyde Gallery

‘Radically Public’ Citizen Science Panel Discussion

Join us at 7.30 when ADAPT will be hosting a panel on citizen science and citizen curation. We will be talking to researchers, experts and the public to investigate: What does it mean for the public to take on the role of citizen scientist?

Location: Main Tent, Front Square, Trinity College Dublin

Cancer Research and Self-Assessment Techniques

Join us for this year’s European Researchers’ Night, where we will focus on advancements in cancer research and ways we can be proactive in early detection. This event will be a combination of public lectures and interactive sessions to demonstrate the processes involved in diagnosing cancer.

Location: 26 York Street, RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences

Demistifying Diagnosis:

Main Stage

The Main Stage will host a series of talks on European Researchers’ Night on a variety of topics including homelessness and climate change. Open to all! No registration required!

Location: Front Square, Trinity College Dublin

The Glass Room: Misinformation Edition

Check out the eye catching exhibition at START 2022. The Glass Room: Misinformation Edition immerses visitors in data and privacy, and encourages them to question their understanding and comfort around this topic.

Location: Trinity College Dublin

TCD START - AI Dilemma Café

AI Dilemma Café

Grab a free coffee and join the conversation about AI and technology at the AI Dilemma Café from 5pm until 8pm

Location: Gallery Space at the Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin (formerly the Science Gallery)

Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers - book launch - Joseph Roche - TCD START

Book launch: Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers

Celebrate the launch of Joseph Roche’s new book, Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers!

Location: Trinity Long Room Hub

Repair or Replace? Play the EVIDENT Serious Games and Solve Energy Dilemmas!

Join members of the EVIDENT project team for this online session on September 27th to learn more about the behavioral biases that impact our energy decision making!

Location: Online

Trinity St James Cancer Institute

Join researchers based at the Trinity St James Cancer Institute for a series of talks around their life-changing and life-saving research!

Location: Durkan Theatre, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital

Join a tour at the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory

Drop in to the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory between 4pm and 7pm for a tour of the state of the art facilities and find out more about the work they do!

Location: Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street

Tour the Trinity Campus

Discover ancient buildings and hidden gems with the Trinity Campus Tour! Join us at 4pm for an immersive guided walking tour. Places are limited so pick up your ticket from the Welcome Tent in Front Square from 2pm!

Location: Front Square, Trinity College Dublin

– thinking about the impact of hearing and vision loss in people with dementia

Find out more about the SENSE-Cog programme and the work they do around addressing hearing and vision loss in people living with dementia in this interactive event!

Location: Lloyd Building, Trinity College Dublin

Ears, Eyes and Mind

Analog Dreams - TCD START

Analog Dreams

Step into the amazing surrounds of the Douglas Hyde Gallery on European Researchers’ Night for a performance showcase of compositions performed on historic analogue instruments.

Location: Douglas Hyde Gallery

What can plants tell us about our environment?

Check out Trinity College Botanic Garden’s research into how trees can be sensors for climate change and pollution and see it put into practice on the trees around you. And if you wonder about past environments, plants can tell us about that too! Explore the Botany Department’s historic herbarium of dried plant specimens and learn the important lessons they can teach

Location: Botany Building, Trinity College Dublin

Detective work and the earliest writing in the world

Join this online session where you can learn all about the evolution of cuneiform script, the earliest writing in the world. Put your detective skills to the test and see if you can figure out what the signs mean!

Location: Online


Drop in to the Science Gallery to find out how researchers are creating brand new drones to carry radio equipment that will help the Irish Defence Forces carry out humanitarian work and peace keeping missions in some of the most remote parts of the world.

Location: Gallery Space at the Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin (formerly the Science Gallery)

Welcome Tent

Drop in to the Welcome Tent to find out where everything is on the night, and view some posters from our researchers!

Location: Front Square, Trinity College Dublin

Real Time Animation Demonstration

Drop in to see this creative experiment involving the audio-visualisation of live data generated by the Perception Neuron Studio motion capture system. This demonstration features interdisciplinary work-in-progress by researchers collaborating across the Schools of Creative Arts and Computer Science and Statistics.

Location: Paccar Theatre, Gallery Space at the Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin (formerly the Science Gallery)


Join us at 6.15 for a discussion on how to impact climate change. Can individual actions really make a difference or do we need to more effectively lobby corporates and politicians? This one-hour event will feature video highlights of the performance put on by local Docklands residents in the Lir Academy earlier this year (20-30 mins) followed by a panel discussion with participants and academics from Trinity. You can read more about the RISING project here

Location: Main Tent, Front Square, Trinity College Dublin

Giving back: life after homelessness

Join us at 4.30 for a panel discussion with representatives from Focus Ireland, Volunteer Ireland, HSE, and TCD. Each will share their experiences of the Giving Back research study and its meaning to their organisation.

Location: Main Tent, Front Square, Trinity College Dublin


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