Robert Boyle Summer School 2022: Science and Colonialism

In the past few years many universities and other institutions have been forced to address their colonial pasts. Statues and commemorations have been particular focus. But the history of modern science is intertwined with colonisation. We believe that it timely to start a conversation in Ireland about Science and Colonialism. Join us at the 10th Robert Boyle Summer School where we will reflect on how our own experience as colonised affected our scientific development, Ireland participated in the British Empire and how this is reflected in our scientific heritage colonial legacy continues to disadvantage countries and what we need to do about it.

To encourage a return to in-person events, we are waiving the attendance fee this year. The full line up of speakers and booking information is at