RockEd 2022 – A Night of Outstanding Talks
Talks to Challenge, Inspire & Entertain
Thursday, 6th October 2022
Last Thursday, 6th October, RockEd lived up to all our expectations, and indeed exceeded them, as the “Rockenteurs”, described as so by RockEd chair Keara Hall, delivered outstanding talks.
- Patrick Hayden (5th Year) “The Right to Repair”
- Jamie Starr Bourke (6th Year) “Why I hate Vegans”
- Senan McCloskey (5th Year) “A Country Without Culture”
- Zack Egan-Ruane (4th Year) “Vaporwave: The Dawn of the 80’s Revival”
- Aaron Murtagh (6th Year) “Art, where do we draw the line”
- Jamie Browne Lynch (3rd Year) “The Role of Culture in Society”
- Frazer McGinn (6th Year) “The Power of Words”
The standard was phenomenal. Both collectively and individually they challenged, inspired and entertained, delivering with confidence and aplomb.
Our MCs Peter O’Connor (T.Yr) and Dónal Robson (5th Year), relaxed and suitably understated, linked each talk to the theme of the evening, ’Global Citizenship’, and ensured seamless movement through the programme.
Our guest speaker Anne Cleary, CEO of Aidlink, the international development agency which was founded in Blackrock College 40 years ago, held the room spellbound as she spoke passionately about her experiences in Africa and the urgent need to address the issues of poverty eradication, gender equality, climate action and education.
The night was a great success and we congratulate and thank our organising committee of Ms Dee Kelly, Ms Maguire, Mr Maher, Mr Dermot Casey, Mr Rowan Manahan (class of 1982), Mr Tom Tracey (class of 1998) chaired by Ms Keara Hall who made it possible.