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Price: €8 (early birds on sale for €6.50)
Time: 7pm, Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Place: The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Talks About Stuff You Didn’t Think You’d Care About…
This month’s Lecturers are Darach O’Seaghdha, Colm O’Gorman, Erin McGathy, Eoin Hamilton, Linda Kavanagh and Gearoid Farrelly
Once a month we hold a night of ‘Lectures’ by wonderful speakers talking passionately about different topics. They could be about frog memes or democratic revolutions. They could also be about Erwin Schrodinger or Paris Hilton. Or anything in between…
HeadStuff Lectures are not mass, not school and definitely not Ted Talks. This will be an evening of short presentations on anything from popular culture to global catastrophes.
It is hosted by comedian Gearoid Farrelly and features six fascinating Lectures.
EARLY BIRD tickets are very limited and are only €6.50 which is a steal!
Standard tickets are only €8 if you buy online or €10 on the door. (All online ticket prices excl. fees)
Here’s all the lectures that have been given so far:
HeadStuff Lectures #1 – 15th of July, 2016
Louise Bruton – Stronger Than Yesterday
Alan Maguire – Just How Cool Was Zack Morris’ “Cool School”?
Andrea Farrell – Hoarding, Anxiety, a Dictaphone and a Dog
Ellen Tannam – A Brief Etymology of Memes
Ciaran Conliffe – The Secret History of the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Gearoid Farrelly – The Life Changing Tragedy of Tidying Up
HeadStuff Lectures #2 – 10th of August, 2016
Jonathan Victory – The Democratic Revolution of 2010s Ireland
Niamh Marron – How to Disguise and Scratch an Itch in Public
Gary Grimes – Paris Hilton: A Tongue in Chic Peek Behind the Pose
Andrea Cleary – There’s No Such Thing as Music
Adam Murphy – How the Leopard Really Got His Spots
Roisin Kiberd – “I would rather be a cyborg than a Goddess” or, A Brief History of the Cybernetic Self
Gearoid Farrelly – Cagney and Lacey for President
HeadStuff Lectures #2 – 7th of September, 2016
Conor O’Donovan – In Theory: Is Literary Criticism Real?
Neasa McGarrigle – Erwin Schrodinger and the Island of Scholars
Stephen Porzio – The Evolution of the Femme Fatale
Anna Carey – The Subversive Art of Knitting
Chris Kent – Sounds like Misophonia
Gearoid Farrelly – Who’s That in the Picture?
HeadStuff Lectures #4 – 5th of October, 2016
Shawna Scott – A Brief C*nting History of the Word “C*nt.”
Tara Flynn – “Can Anybody See Me?”
Damon Blake and George Fox – The Trouble With Liking Comic Books If You’re An Adult
Teresa Coyne – Finn Mc Not So Cool
Ciaran Conliffe – Stanley’s Last Trip: An Itinerary of Errors
Gearoid Farrelly – Burt Williams Made it to Broadway
HeadStuff Lectures #5 – 2nd of November, 2016
Louise Bruton – So You’re Going to Die Alone: The Lone Wolf Theory
Adam Duke – What Movies will be Made From in the Future
Diane McSweeney – Periods: Womb for Improvement
Gearoid Farrelly – The Grrrl Power Heist of 1996!
Tomie James – Don’t Feed the CEOs
Niamh Shaw – Space, Scale and Falling off the Cliff: What to do with Impossible Dreams
HeadStuff Lectures #6 – 7th of December, 2016
Colm O’Gorman (Amnesty) – Screw the Culture War
Hugh Linehan (Irish Times) – Category Fail
Richard Drumm – Movies, Games and Citizen Kanes
Gearoid Farrelly – My Pianist
Eve Darcy – The Hips Don’t Lie
HeadStuff Lectures #7 – 8th of February, 2017
Una Mullally – Does The Blue Sweater Scene From The Devil Wears Prada Actually Mean Anything And If So, What?
Sarah Maria Griffin – On Sleep Paralysis
Edwin Sammon – Fish, Monkey or Man. Which is Best?
Gearoid Farrelly – Think of Good Title (On Procrastination)
Giles Brody – The Art of the Lean
Niamh Mongey – Flanning is for Everybody
HeadStuff Lectures #8 – 1st of March, 2017
Dermot Whelan (Dermot and Dave) – Mindswipe: Tinder for your Thoughts
Alison Curtis (Today FM) – Ireland V Canada
Joe Donnelly (Today FM) – The Strange Confused World of My Teenage Music
Niall McCann – You Don’t Make the Film, the Film Makes You
Ruth Hunter – Fiction vs Reality
Gearoid Farrelly – The Tables are Turning
HeadStuff Lectures #9 – 5th of April, 2017
Louise Bruton – Why Won’t You Have Sex With Me?: Sex and Disability
Ciaran Conliffe – The Cursing Stones of Tory Island
Teresa Coyne – Cú Chulainn: The Original Fuckboy
Peter Morris – Documentary Cinema: A History of Truth on Film
Francesca La Morgia – Ten Bilingualism Myths Debunked in 10 Minutes
HeadStuff Lectures #10 – 3rd of May, 2017
Alison Spittle – Jealous Walls, Yetis and Nazis: A Guide to Westmeath Bad Boys
Ronan Grace – Grifting: A Ten Minute Guide to Small Time Swindling
Eve Darcy – Couldn’t Establish a Secure Connection
Rob O’Sullivan – Wild Sex
Mia Christina Doring – Our Frenemies the Cognitive Biases
Stephen Porzio – Auteur Theory
Host: Gearoid Farrelly
HeadStuff Lectures at ILFDublin – 5th of April, 2017
Will Self – On Male Sexuality and Violence: The Penis is a Gun
Claire Hennessy – There Was No Y.A. When I Was Growing Up
Gearoid Farrelly – Enid Blyton
Eithne Shortall – I Confess and Confess and Confess: The Lifelong Effects of First Confession
Pat McCabe – Patrick Kavanagh in Space
HeadStuff Lectures #11 – 5th of July, 2017
Margaret Scott – Ten Ways to Protect Your Mental Health While Parenting
Ronan Grace – Must Fry Harder: State of Dublin’s Chips
Anne Rosenbusch – Barbie, Lenin & Fake Hand Grenades – A Childhood in the Wild East
Ciaran Conliffe – The Lady Vanishes
Elaine Gallagher – Wheels of Change
HeadStuff Lectures #12 – 2nd of August, 2017
Gearoid Farrelly – Will Self’s The Penis is a Gun
Kevin McGahern – Toby Gak, Computering in the Digital Age
Ellen Coyne – My Pitch to be Minister for Women
Kathleen O’Rourke – Special Teachers: Three Life Lessons I Learned from People with Intellectual Disabilities
Andrea Farrell – Bill’s Ballybunion
And Shane Langan (launching his book ‘Love Kill Repeat’)
HeadStuff Lectures #13 – 6th of September, 2017
Rachel Burke – Thomas Midgley Jr. Is Not My Da
Clare McRory – Kermit The Frog Has To Be A Frog
Giles Brody – Creatively Filling In Huge Gaps In Your CV
Teresa Coyne – The Magnificent Mná of Irish Mythology
Robbie Lalor – HIV Prevention: A Case for PrEP in Ireland
HeadStuff Lectures #14 – 2nd of November, 2017
Colm Keegan – The Curious Incident of the Thing That Could Have Killed Me
Ruth Hunter – They’re Listening
Melanie Lynch – Illuminating a World Where Women are Equal
Eve Darcy – An Idiot’s Guide to Being a Human
Aidan Greene – A Definitive Ranking of Every Stutterer in Popular Culture
HeadStuff Lectures #15 – 29th of November, 2017
Mark Dempsey – We Are 900,000, What’s The Story With The Rent?
Dil Wickremasinghe – What Does Good Mental Health Look Like?
Ciaran Conliffe – Roman Chaos: The Year Of Five Emperors
Claire Beck – Talking to Strangers
Hosted by Gearoid Farrelly
HeadStuff Lectures #16 – 7th of February, 2018
Courtney Smyth – A Spoonful of Effort Makes The Energy Go Down
Sinead Mercier – The Men Who Eat Ringforts – And How They’re Made
Liam Geraghty – Podcast Better, Damn it!
Dean Van Nguyen – Sound Of The Funky Drummer
Aoife McElwain – Slow At Work: How I Avoided Burnout By Writing A Book About Burning Out
Hosted by Gearoid Farrelly
HeadStuff Lectures #17 – 7th of March, 2018 – Cancelled (Tickets are valid for HeadStuff Lectures #18 or refunds at point of purchase)
Join us for HeadStuff Lectures #18 – 4th of April, 2018
Listen to host of HeadStuff Lectures, Gearoid Farrelly’s podcast, Fascinated.
In 2015 between the Marriage Referendum results and the American Supreme Court Ruling a video of a romantic proposal was shared on the Huffington Post website. It was one of those videos that can melt your heart before you’ve even got out of bed. But aside from the romance of the whole thing one of the guys was very familiar; Craig Robert Young a member of the fleeting 90s pop group, Deuce.
In an episode that accidentally ended up in the archives Gearoid chats to Craig about his time as a pop singer which was considerably less glamorous then it looked and his transition to a successful career on US television in shows like; NCIS, Hawaii 5-0, Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, Charmed and The Last Ship.
A very interesting chat with a lovely guy about his fascinating journey.