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SONGS OF CHANGE Music to anger, unsettle, and inspire social change.

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.

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."

POWER OF THE PROTEST

"A riot is the language of the unheard."

WHY YOU THINK YOU'RE RIGHT - EVEN IF YOU'RE WRONG

WHY YOU THINK YOU'RE RIGHT - EVEN IF YOU'RE WRONG

THE LANGUAGE OF PROPAGANDA A look at the 10 best UK election posters

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.

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

HARVEY MILK'S LEGACY Can the election of a single person matter?

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.

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.

REACTIONS TO MILK'S SPEECH

Members of North London's LGBT+ community discuss The Hope Speech with Ian McKellen.


NELSON MANDELA

SELF-SACRIFICE What does it take to die for an ideal?

SELF-SACRIFICE

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.

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.

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.

REACTIONS TO MANDELA'S SPEECH

Students at City and Islington College discuss 'I Am Prepared to Die' with Lucian Msamati.

 

VIRGINIA WOOLF

"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.

"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.

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

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.

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.

 

ELIZABETH GLASER

WHAT IS 'CARE'? Untangling the many definitions of 'care'. 

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.

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. 

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.

READ 'AMERICA, WAKE UP'

Elizabeth Glaser's landmark speech on the AIDS epidemic.


NEIL KINNOCK

A THOUSAND GENERATIONS Kinnock spoke for everyone who desperately wanted their children to have the opportunities so systematically denied to them.

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.

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.

REACTIONS TO KINNOCK'S SPEECH

Students from St Mary Magdalene Academy discuss 'Collective Strength' with Ashley Walters.