Who Do We Think We Are? at the Northern Ireland Science Festival

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Who Do We Think We Are? at the Northern Ireland Science Festival

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Who do you think you are?


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13th February 2020

We are delighted to be able to bring Prof Dan Bradley (TCD) back for a free event to present his popular talk, Who do we think we are?

Previously delivered in Cushendun and on Rathlin as part of our Good Relations funded programme, DNA, identity and culture in Rathlin and the Glens, Dan is back to speak in Garvagh as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

Dan Bradley will explain how human genetics can be used to understand better the patterns and processes underlying genetic variations which exist on our island. Ancient DNA is now an archaeological tool, enabling genetic postcoding of discoveries of human remains and is helping to rewrite the history of Europeans.  Our first sequencing of ancient genomes from the British Isles were of samples from the North East of Ireland, Ballynahatty Co Down and Rathlin Island. These showed that the great waves of people movements in Northern Europe washed all the way to our island.

Friday 21 February, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Garvagh RBL Hall
Main Street
Garvagh BT51 5AA

Check out the NI Science Festival website for more events happening across the Northern Ireland!



We were blown away with the great turn out for the Science Festival talk in Garvagh. Thanks to everyone who came out on what was not a very pleasant evening, and thanks to the Royal Society for funding the event, and to Garvagh Museum and Garvagh Royal British Legion for their outstanding support throughout the evening!