The NI Science Festival was officially launched at the W5 Interactive Discovery Centre at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, on Thursday 15th January 2015. Although this is the first year for the festival, the team behind the 11 days of diverse, funny, informative, creative and innovative talks, music, shows, activities and debates, have achieved an impressively varied programme, with something for absolutely everyone's tastes.
Headway in Northern Ireland are delighted that the festival's director, Chris McCreery, has chosen to run one of the events; What's Going On In His Head? in conjunction with Headway. The speaker at what promises to be an amusing talk, is James Piercy, a science communicator, who suffered severe head injuries as a result of a car accident.
James Piercy is a highly talented Science Communicator who suffered a car accident which left him comatose and battling severe head injuries. Now recovered, not fully but far more than was feared possible, James delivers a personal presentation about his story and the science behind his recovery. Moving, witty and very funny -the messages within it are vital. The presentation touches on the NHS and Emergency Services, our incredible brain, eye and nervous system, head injury research and much more. It will open the audience's eyes to all manner of amazing ideas - human resilience, our incredible brains, the nature of luck, recovery and research and James' own inspirational attitude.
Several members of the various Headway groups and branches across Northern Ireland will be attending the talk on Friday 20th February at the Black Box in Belfast from 6:30pm.
If you would like to attend the event please reserve your free space by contacting
Pauline Matthew on Telephone: 07557 950 391 or Email: Pauline.Matthew@headway.org.uk