RockED, October 2021
‘Talks to challenge, inspire and entertain’
Last Thursday, 7th October, RockEd lived up to its tagline as six of our finest delivered talks with passion, poise and precision.
- George Francis (6th Year) – “Difficulty: Why we do the things that don’t seem worth it”
- Gregory Quinn (4th Year) – “Social Media”
- Conor Casey (5th Year) – “Sound”
- Zach Egan Ruane (3rd Year) – “The Matrix and the Science of Simulation”
- Ben Kiernan Glennon (5th Year) – “Searching for Irish”
- Michael White (6th Year) – “The Little Things”
The standard quite simply was exceptional as each engaged with the appreciative audience as our MCs Senan McCloskey (TYr) and James Carroll (6th Year) ensured that it ran seamlessly.
Our guest speaker was David McWilliams (class of 1983) whose talk, “What James Joyce tells us about economics” was as informative as entertaining. The entrepreneur and the artist both live in the world of risk. In many ways, they share a nonconformist streak. Both step out of their comfort zone.
He finished with a message for the boys that they were born with a voice, with something to say and urged them to have the confidence to say it. Rock-Ed is a celebration of that voice.
It was a fantastic night and we are deeply indebted to our 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.