SONGS OF CHANGE
Music to anger, unsettle, and inspire social change.
WHAT MAKES A GREAT SPEECH?
Mary Beard examines public speaking from Demosthenes to Obama.
POWER OF THE PROTEST
"A riot is the language of the unheard."
WHY YOU THINK YOU'RE RIGHT - EVEN IF YOU'RE WRONG
THE LANGUAGE OF PROPAGANDA
A look at the 10 best UK election posters
HATE SPEAK IS ALL THE RAGE
We’ve got a scary new language. It’s online and it’s turbo-charged with hate and rage.
HARVEY MILK'S LEGACY
Can the election of a single person matter?
READ 'THE HOPE SPEECH'
Harvey Milk's speech on celebrating differences and offering hope.
REACTIONS TO MILK'S SPEECH
Members of North London's LGBT+ community discuss The Hope Speech with Ian McKellen.
What does it take to die for an ideal?
A HEAVYWEIGHT WITH A LIGHT TOUCH
Mandela's greatest legacy may be his profound commitment to democracy.
READ 'I AM PREPARED TO DIE'
Nelson Mandela's speech from the dock of the defendant at the Rivonia Trial.
REACTIONS TO MANDELA'S SPEECH
Students at City and Islington College discuss 'I Am Prepared to Die' with Lucian Msamati.
"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.
READ 'SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER'
Part of Virginia Woolf's essay A Room of One's Own.
WORDS FAIL ME
The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf
REACTIONS TO WOOLF'S SPEECH
A group of women writers at Clean Break - a theatre company working with women in the criminal justice system - discuss 'Shakespeare's Sister' with Fiona Shaw.
WHAT IS 'CARE'?
Untangling the many definitions of 'care'.
REACTIONS TO GLASER'S SPEECH
Members of a local mother and daughter community project discuss 'America, Wake Up' with Nicola Walker.
APATHY PLUS HIV KILLS
In the 1980s, the stigma associated with HIV was crushing.
READ 'AMERICA, WAKE UP'
Elizabeth Glaser's landmark speech on the AIDS epidemic.
A THOUSAND GENERATIONS
Kinnock spoke for everyone who desperately wanted their children to have the opportunities so systematically denied to them.
READ 'COLLECTIVE STRENGTH'
Neil Kinnock's speech as Labour leader when he attempted to rebuild the Labour Party.
REACTIONS TO KINNOCK'S SPEECH
Students from St Mary Magdalene Academy discuss 'Collective Strength' with Ashley Walters.