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Science Week:The Bone Vault-The Poetry and Palaeontology of Heaney's Bog Bodies

What different understanding do we gain when a poet describes a fossil or an archaeological site, rather than a palaeontologist or archaeologist? Through the lens of Heaney's poetry on bog bodies, the palaeontologist Prof. Michael Stephenson of the British Geological Survey, in conversation with the poet Prof. Iggy McGovern, will compare the methods of the poet and the palaeontologist, outlining the case for combining poetry and science to deliver greater understanding of the natural world. Featuring bog bodies from the National Museum of Ireland, the event offers unique insight into stories of science, poetry and human history. This event is a collaboration between the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland. Please note that this lecture is held in the Kildare Room at the National Museum of Archaeology Kildare Street. Booking essential. Tickets €5.00. To book please visit http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events

Wheelchair accessible.

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 2pm – 5pm

Closed Monday (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, 24th of December, Christmas Day and 1st of January.)