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Back in March 2015 Bill Gates delivered a TED Talk declaring that the greatest risk of global catastrophe would come from a highly infectious virus. He then displayed this image on the screen.
Now as the world battles to cope with the novel caronavirus pandemic we listen to this speech with a very different perspective.
On this day one year ago, Jacinda Ardern delivered a compelling speech of quiet strength in the New Zealand parliament in the wake of the Christchurch Massacre.
Ardern was on the air, reassuring the nation and the citizens of Christchurch. She was on the ground, to show support, solidarity and leadership as soon as she could get there. Then, on 19 March 2019, she delivered this speech in the New Zealand parliament.
On the 4th of July, 1948, on the eve of the creation of the NHS in Great Briatin, once Health Minister Aneurin (Nye) Bevan delivered a vitriolic attach on the Tories.
Aneurin Bevan was a Welsh Labour politician and driving force behind the NHS. Despite significant opposition, he was successful in his campaign.
On International Women’s Day we honour the achievement of Betty Friedan, specifically her speech in March 1970 to rally support for the Women’s March for Equality.
On the 10th of December 1992 Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating delivered a powerful speech at Redfern Park.
This was the first time that a Prime Minister had taken such a definitive and public stand on the issue of indigenous injustice. It was an historic first step towards reconciliation.
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A Message of Warning to Men of Science J. Robert Oppenheimer addressed the Association of Los Alamos Scientists on November 2nd, 1945. In 1939 Franklin Roosevelt created the Manhattan Project - an Anglo-American project for the research and development of nuclear...
"I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not." This is an impassioned yet restrained articulation of a problem that is both nationally significant and deeply, deeply personal. The Iron Steameth Over! To understand the frustration that...
A Campaign Speech to Unite a Divided Country and win an election... There are many, many examples of Boris Johnson at the podium. The Tory victory in the recent UK election owes a great deal to the rhetorical skill displayed by Boris Johnson. Love him or hate him, you...
The Outrage of a Child Greta Thunberg speaks at the Davos World Economic Forum, 21 January 2020 How can a diminutive 17-year-old girl from Sweden hold her ground in front of an audience of world leaders at Davos? A rhetorical analysis of her speech provides some...
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