The Ulster semi-final of an all-island schools debating competition on science issues took place in January 2013 in Armagh Public Library. The two semi-finalists in the Debating Science Issues schools competition were St Catherine’s College, Armagh and Banbridge Academy. They debated the motion: ‘Nanotechnology has significantly contributed to our well-being and enviromental sustainability’.
The students and their teachers were photographed with the Very Revd. Gregory Dunstan, Keeper of Armagh Public Library; Dr Rosemary McElnay, GP with the Archway Surgery, Armagh; Dr John Butler, Armagh Observatory; Dr Vinod Tohani, retired consultant in public health; and Mrs Patricia McAllister for the Centre for Cross Border Studies.