“You three are a right pair if I ever saw one”

Human existence, comedy and tragedy are ancient companions. In the immortal words of an Irish mother: “You three are a right pair if I ever saw one.” The three are intertwined and inextricable, a rich seam that underlies Irish culture. Sad songs and sharp wit, that’s the Irish. Or so it is said.   But […]

Laughter in the Lab: the indisputable importance of humour in scientific discourse

  If you tickle us, do we not laugh? Science is a serious business. It requires serious people to write serious grant applications, to convince serious funding agencies to support serious research projects. Furthermore, the results of these projects are published in serious peer-reviewed journals, which are read by other serious people, who plan and […]

This House Does Not Regret Going to Law Society’s Comedy Debate

‘’Millennials only like hashtags because they look like potato waffles’’ – the line that launched the flurried removal of mobiles from pockets to tweet and check in at LawSoc’s Comedy debate in the GMB Chamber on Tuesday.   With law professor and all-around silver­fox Neville Cox in the chair, it was very clear who the proposing millennials were in the room, as Tom Cantillon spent most of the introduction checking his Instagram (@tomcantillon, he has a 10/10 dog).   Occasionally bordering on the macabre, the debate went into the darker […]

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