Recognizing the value of disparate voices, St. David’s offers students, parents, faculty members and the local community access to a wide variety of guest speakers. We invite leaders from the community and from across the country to speak to our students and parents about real life challenges to faith, virtue and knowledge and the rewards for choosing a virtuous life.
Simply Speaking is an annual event produced and managed by student voluteers for our community. Guest speakers have presented on topics such as "Failure for Success" and "Making an Impact." Our 2020 presentations, featuring local entreprenuers Maggie Kane and Daniel Herrington, were held virtually, allowing the event to continue despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Our annual series helps ensure that our students have a well-rounded experience with direct access to some of the leading voices in our culture on major points of contemporary social debate. At St. David's we understand that we are, in fact, training tomorrow's cultural leaders. An enterprise of such importance requires that our students who are tomorrow's leaders have the opportunity to speak with, learn from, and engage the leaders of this generation. Our goal is to provide a framework that allows for students, parents and friends of St. David's to do all of this together as a learning community.
All events will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the St. David's School Performing Arts Center unless otherwise noted. Speaker events are free and open to the public.
- September 10 | David Thomas
- October 25 | The Law, Ethics and Just Obligation
- October 27 | Discussion of C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce"
- November 1 | Vectors of Obligation in Education and Community: The Place of NCSU in the Life of the Triangle
- November 17 | Safeguarding Electoral Democracy Against Gerrymandered Districts
- January 12 | Excellence in Leadership and Management
- January 22 | Prevention Starts with All: The Chris Herren Story
- January 27 | Simply Speaking: Failure for Success
- March 29 | Teaching Economic Reasoning
- April 15 | Technology & Media Today