Amo, amas, amat…what can we learn from the Romans about public speaking?

Thu 9 May 2024
  • Start: 4pm (UK Time)
  • End: 5pm (UK Time)
  • Venue: Online
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For many centuries the study of Latin and Greek combined with reverence for role models like Cicero, Marcus Aurelius and Seneca was how we equipped the younger generation to govern society.

These principles have been eclipsed for the past century. But is there a need to recover some of them in the new digital age?

Join us for a lively online discussion about speechwriting, public speaking and Classical learning.

Professor Arlene Holmes-Henderson has studied Latin and Greek at some of the most presitigious academic institutions in the world.

She wrote a doctoral thesis examining the role of Classical rhetoric and responsible citizenship in contemporary education.

She was recently awarded an MBE in the King Charles III’s 2023 birthday honours for making Classics more widely available in schools and helping young people develop their communication skills.

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