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May

01

10:30

European Politics Update: the decline of the continental Social Democrat

John Bolton

  • 📅Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule(map)


May

15

10:30

Neuroscience: Say Hello to Brain Health

Dr.Sabina Brennan

  • 📅Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule(map)

Many people may feel that memory loss and dementia are inevitable parts of ageing. In this talk Sabina Brennan will explain that this is not necessarily the case.

Sabina will explain that scientific evidence is starting to show that our lifestyle can have a major impact on how our brain functions and reacts to the ageing process. Learn how simple lifestyle changes can boost your brain health and reduce your risk of developing dementia.

Sabina Brennan (PhD., C.Psychol.,PsSI.) is a psychologist, innovative public educator and experienced communicator with a unique skill mix acquired over her career working in the private sector, in media and most recently in academia.

Her scientific research at Trinity College Dublin has focused on understanding dementia risk and protective factors to establish how decline in cognitive function might be prevented or delayed. She is passionate about engaging people in an educational preventative context.

Her public engagement projects aim to increase the societal impact of scientific research by translating complex content into easy-to-understand resources for the general public and key stakeholders. Her animated films have been translated into multiple languages and viewed in more 140 countries, translated into multiple languages. Her films that address peoples fears about memory loss and dementia are used for training and education by more than 40 hospitals and advocacy groups on 4 continents. Combined her various resources have been used by more than 1.4 million members of the public. Dr Brennan received an award from the Provost of Trinity College in recognition of her work for social impact in November 2017.

Dr Brennan attended university for the first time at the age of 42, graduating from NUIM in 2007, coming first in class with a first class honours degree in psychology. Professor Brennan has established a strong media profile. Her work has been covered extensively in the media (TV, radio, press and online) and she is a regular contributor and panellist on RTÉ, Newstalk and TV3. She is invited regularly to speak nationally and internationally to diverse audiences on a broad range of topics. She makes the neuroscience of human behaviour very accessible and has been described as a passionate and an inspirational speaker making science fun and fascinating.


May

29

10:30

Music & Maths

Dr.Peter Lynch

  • 📅Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule(map)


Jun

12

19:00

The RMS Leinster Sinking, one hundred years on, our worst maritime loss: please note venue & time

Seamus O'Connor

  • 📅Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • 🕥19:00 - 20:00
  • 🏟National Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire(map)

October 2018 marks the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster by a German u- boat off the Irish coast, with the largest loss of life in Irish maritime history. To mark this special anniversary, DLDK members have been invited to a special talk at the National Maritime Museum by a leading scholar on the Leinster sinking and Museum Board member, Seamus O'Connor. The museum houses a number of artifacts recovered from the wreck as well as a unique data-base of crew members and others aboard.

There will be a special discount museum entry charge of €5 for members, to go towards maintenance of the National Maritime Museum.


Jun

26

10:30

"Your Starter for 10...." U3A Challenge Quiz

U3A Teams

  • 📅Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule(map)

Teams comprising DLDK members will compete for the honour and glory of being the inaugural U3A Challenge Quiz champions! "...Bonuses will be worth 5 each..."





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