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Thousands set for UCD festival

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 7:59am
Thousands set for UCD festival

Nina Bradley fights the Dragon at the launch of the UCD Festival.

Thousands set for UCD festival

Nina Bradley fights the Dragon at the launch of the UCD Festival.

THE UCD Festival returns for a fourth year on Saturday, June 8 with the biggest and most exciting schedule of multi-disciplinary events to date.

Talks, hands-on science, creative workshops, sporting events, live performances and lots of family fun are guaranteed on the Belfield campus for one day only. 

The UCD Festival is a free showcase event where one of the world’s leading universities throws open its doors to give everyone the opportunity to look behind the scenes.

Attracting over 35,000 people to the Belfield campus over the last three years, the UCD Festival has become the University’s flagship public engagement event and is unique among Irish third level institutions. 

This year, UCD organisers have announced a very special addition to the line-up, Pepper the Robot.

Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot with the ability to recognise faces and basic human emotions.

Pepper was optimised for human interaction and has the ability to engage with people through conversation and her touch screen. You can meet Pepper, the Robot in Residence, at the UCD Innovation Academy.

As well as Pepper, this year’s UCD Festival features a jam-packed programme of over 130 free events, bringing together the students, researchers, educators, and the local community together for one day of celebration and discussion.

The UCD Festival promises to have something for everyone to enjoy this year.

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