• Question: Why did you want to do lectures?

    Asked by secretsaudience02 to Roz, Katie, Deirdre on 2 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Deirdre Toher

      Deirdre Toher answered on 2 Jan 2020:

      For me, the RI Christmas lectures on television were a real eye-opener as a child / teenager. They expanded the range of topics that I would not otherwise have had access to.
      To be even a small part of the continuation of this wonderful tradition was an opportunity I couldn’t let go by.

      As to why I wanted to be a lecturer (as my day-job); I enjoy teaching but considering the behaviour issues in the secondary school I went to, I didn’t think that I could cope with secondary school students! I also enjoy the variety of people that I get to interact with as part of my day-to-day job.