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We believe what changes opinion, changes narrative, changes momentum, are words. Words crafted from genuinely big ideas, delivered through deft structure by inspirational women and men, wherever a meaningful audience can be found.

By exploring some of the world’s most vital speeches we want to remember what leadership sounds like, through speeches which have carved a path through our history by changing hearts and minds.

 
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HAVE POLITICIANS LOST THE ART OF PERSUASION?

A speech can inspire crowds, set out a vision – and change hearts and minds. But in the era of Trump’s tweets and social media soundbites, is there a place for great oratory?

Join us as we debate great rhetoric on 19 March.

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SONGS OF CHANGE

Music to anger, unsettle, and inspire social change.

SELF SACRIFICE

What does it take to die for an ideal?

'AMERICA FIRST' BEFORE TRUMP

The theme of President Trump’s administration is "America First," a notion that some say echoes ominously from the past.

"IF I WAS A MAN, WOULD THIS BE HAPPENING TO ME?"

While Woolf was asking these questions in 1929, they feed into questions women ask themselves frequently today.

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