Bernard Kirk has retired from Galway Education Centre after 20 years as its Director. He is widely recognised as a driving force in the modernisation of education over the past twenty years and particularly in developing links with industry and the promotion of science and technology in the school curriculum. His name is synonymous with a number of innovative projects including Galway Science & Technology Festival, Africa Code Week, Robotics Ireland, Write a Book Project, Refugee Code Week, ExcitED and the Lego Leagues. Bernard is also a director of Galway Music Centre and Philanthropy Ireland. Bernard has recently established an educational charity, Camden Education Trust.