Old Aloysians discuss and share topics for which they have a passioN



Dr Lorna Gold (Class of 1990)

"Faith in Business – The Call to Care for our Common Home".   Dr Gold explored the new context we are facing in the light of COVID, some of the recent developments she has been involved in with the Vatican - the new Laudato Sí seven-year plan, the COVID commission, the Green Entrepreneurship initiative - and what role business leaders, influenced by Laudato Sí, could play in addressing the ecological crisis.


Dr Lorna Gold is a social scientist and Climate Activist who has become known as an outspoken critic of inaction on climate change and an advocate for just solutions.  She has written a book entitled “Climate Generation – Awakening to Our Children’s Future” which is about working to change environmental policy and what the consequences are if effective changes are not made immediately.




Brian Hannan (Class of 1971)

"When Women Ruled Hollywood" Striking a chord with the topics of gender pay equality and Me Too, Brian’s book delves back into the Golden Era of Hollywood where it was assumed that actors “ruled the roost”.  Brian’s book quashes this myth to a certain extent in a highly entertaining way.

Brian was the youngest-ever editor of the weekly Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine, the flagship title for Reed Business Publishing, which sold two million copies a year.   A new career as an author beckoned when Brian was invited to write a book on Alfred Hitchcock.