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Network for Oratory and Politics launch

Muirhead Tower - Lecture Theatre G15, University of Birmingham
Thursday 20 October 2016 (17:00-19:00)

Registration details: the event is free and open to all. In the interests of catering, we ask you to contact us in advance. 

Contact: Dr Henriette van der Blom;


The Network for Oratory and Politics is launched at the University of Birmingham with a public lecture by Professor Alan Finlayson (University of East Anglia) on public speech in modern democratic political life.

Professor Finlayson is a leading expert on British political speech, the creator of the online archive British Political Speech, co-editor of the Palgrave book series Rhetoric, Politics and Society, co-founder and Treasurer of the Rhetoric and Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association and a member of the International Task Force of the Rhetoric Society of America.

The lecture will be preceded by an introduction to the Network and followed by a drinks reception.

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