The rock ’n’ roll immunologist, Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them. / Téann an t-imdhíoneolaí racanróil, an tOllamh Luke O’Neill, i ngleic le mórcheisteanna an tsaoil agus insíonn dúinn a bhfuil le rá ag an eolaíocht fúthu.  

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Date/Dáta: Sunday 22 November
Time/Am: 8.00pm to 8.40pm IST/GMT

In his fascinating and thought-provoking new book, Professor Luke O’Neill, one of the leading voices of authority during the COVID-19 pandemic, grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them:

Covering topics from global pandemics to gender, addiction to euthanasia, Luke’s trademark easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. Arriving at science’s definitive answers to some of the most controversial topics human beings have to grapple with, Never Mind the B#ll*ocks is a celebration of science and hard facts in a time of fake news and sometimes unhelpful groupthink.

The rock ’n’ roll immunologist, Trinity College Dublin’s Professor Luke O’Neill will be known to many as one of the leading voices of authority during the COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 putting his band practice and gigs on hold, he’s found the time to grapple with life’s biggest questions and pen a book full of science’s definitive answers to some of the most controversial topics human beings have to grapple with, including: Do we have control over our lives? Can we escape working in bullshit jobs? Must we vaccinate our children? Are men and women’s brains different? Will we destroy the planet? Sure to be as entertaining as it is informative, Luke’s trademark easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. And he might even play us a few tunes! 

Deanna O'Connor

Luke will be interviewed by Deanna O’Connor

Deanna is an award-winning magazine editor who freelances for blue-chip corporate clients and semi-state bodies, as well as writing on technology and entrepreneurship for The Sunday Business Post and lifestyle features for The Examiner newspaper. She is the founder of The Speak Up Club, a social enterprise working to empower women as leaders in business and the community.
ONLINE – Date: Sunday 22 November Time: 8.00pm IST/GMT