Bob Geldof will address the members of UCD Law Society and UCD Economics Society, tomorrow, Thursday, the 23rd of February.
Singer, songwriter and political activist Bob Geldof is best known, amongst a plethora of achievements, for his long-spanning career in anti-poverty activism, and for co-writing of ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas?’ one of the best selling singles of all time.
The Dublin born, Blackrock alumnus is currently focused mainly on activism. He is an advisor to the ONE campaign, founded by Bono, which works to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease and he sits on the African Progress Panel, which aims to influence policy in Africa through advocacy and diplomacy.
He was highly influential during his musical career, both with rock/punk band The Boomtown Rats in the 70s and 80s; and his solo career, cumulating in winning the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2005. He has been knighted and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title, recognising his “outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace.
Geldof is not quiet on his opinions of current politics, having spoken out against Donald Trump on more than one occasion, and speaking out for rights for single fathers.
Last December, Geldof addressed the Law Society in Trinity in December. He spoke about Brexit, property prices and told the students to stop “banging on” about transgender bathrooms.
Bob Geldof will be in the Moore Auditorium, O’Brien Centre for Science, this Thursday,23rd of February at 5.15pm.