Tuesday Nov 19th, 2013

Lincoln’s rhetoric in the Gettysburg Address

Jeanne Fahnestock on the linguistic traits of the famous American oratory
Wednesday Oct 16th, 2013

From Boris Johnson to Oscar Wilde: who is the wittiest of them all?

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” – Mae West
Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013

Sagan and the modern scientist-prophets

Lynda Walsh on the cultural structures that enabled Sagan’s meteoric rise to fame
Wednesday May 22nd, 2013

Getting to the heart of poetry

National poetry competition winner Kaiti Soultana on reciting poetry by heart
Monday
Apr 8th, 2013

The legacies of Margaret Thatcher’s rhetoric

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Tuesday
Jan 22nd, 2013

Do you know your references and allusions?

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Thursday
Jan 10th, 2013

A comic quotation quiz

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Friday
Nov 30th, 2012

Celebrating Scotland: St Andrew’s Day

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Sunday
Nov 11th, 2012

Remembrance Sunday

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Wednesday
Nov 7th, 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings for October, part 2

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Friday
May 4th, 2012

‘If you want anything said, ask Mrs Thatcher’

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Wednesday
Mar 16th, 2011

Happy Birthday, James Madison!

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Thursday
Nov 4th, 2010

Lend Me Your Ears

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Tuesday
Jun 22nd, 2010

The President Doth Gesture Too Much

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