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Event: Ancient Rhetoric in Action

There are some fab offerings available this November as part of the annual Being Human festival coordinated by the School of Advanced Study in London.


This year, a workshop in ancient rhetoric is being held at an informal café. Hosted by Professor Gesine Manuwald (UCL) and Dr Kathryn Tempest (Roehampton), you will begin with an introduction to ancient rhetorical concepts before turning to the core of the experience: an analysis of modern speeches - from Dr Martin Luther King to Winston Churchill and Barack Obama - as participants apply the ancient concepts to develop critical responses to the examples provided.


When: 15 November 2023

Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Where: Pancras Square Library, London

Organisers: UCL and University of Roehampton


"The art of rhetoric, as it was developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, offers a valuable life skill: it helps us communicate effectively and think logically about complex issues. Rhetoric can be used to bring others to see different points of view, or to identify whether someone else’s argument is weak or strong."






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