Autumn 2016 Seminar Series

The creation of speech: from brainstorm to delivery (from inventio to actio)

NOP Launch event at the University of Birmingham
Thursday 20 October 2016 at 5pm, Muirhead Tower Lecture Theatre
Professor Alan Finlayson (University of East Anglia): ‘Performance Rites: Rhetoric, Public Speech and Democratic Politics Today’
Local host: Dr Henriette van der Blom

University of Glasgow
Monday 7 November 2016 at 1pm Hetherington Building, Room 118 (ground floor)
Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (University of Oxford; Classics in Communities project): ‘Classical rhetoric in contemporary classrooms: an opportunity to cultivate responsible citizenship?’
Local host: Dr Ernest Schonfield 

University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 5.10pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place
Professor Mike Edwards (Roehampton University) ‘From Inventio to Actio.Some Thoughts on Greek and Roman Rhetorical Theory and Practice’
Local host: Dr Dominic Berry

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