Tag Archives: Enoch Powell

Great orators

If we look at history, we can identify politicians who were renowned for their capacity for all three types of oratory – ceremonial, forensic and deliberative – listed in my previous post.  In the United States, a good example at … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Lecture on Eleanor Rathbone

On Tuesday, I delivered the Speaker’s Lecture on Eleanor Rathbone.  The picture shows the Speaker, John Bercow, about to invite questions following the lecture. This year’s lecture series looks at distinguished parliamentarians over history, including Pitt the Younger, Edmund Burke, … Continue reading

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The oratory of Enoch Powell

My paper on the oratory of Enoch Powell has now been published in the volume Conservative orators from Baldwin to Cameron, edited by Richard Hayton and Andrew S. Crines.  In the chapter, I utilise the three modes that form the … Continue reading

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Summer loop

Earlier this year, I recorded an interview for the BBC Parliament Channel on the 1911 Parliament Act and the history of reform of the House of Lords.  I see that parts of the interview have been used in two programmes, … Continue reading

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Powell lecture (again)

Enoch Powell This post is essentially for Frank W. Summers III and any other overseas reader who may have encountered difficulties accessing my Speaker’s lecture on Enoch Powell.  As previously mentioned, it is available on the Democracy Live website here.  … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Lectures

The lecture on Enoch Powell is no longer available on the BBC iPlayer site.  It has been added to the BBC Democracy Live site which has all the lectures given so far in the series of Speaker’s Lectures to mark the … Continue reading

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Powell Lecture on iPlayer

For anyone who would like to see the lecture on Enoch Powell, it is now available from BBC Parliament on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0122hdn/1911_Centenary_Lecture_Enoch_Powell/

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Speaker’s Lecture

I delivered my lecture on Enoch Powell last night as one of the lectures organised by the Speaker, John Bercow, to mark the centenary of the passage of the 1911 Parliament Act.  I focused on Enoch Powell as parliamentarian and what … Continue reading

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Working on the lecture

It has been a fairly busy week, though the principal reason for the light blogging has been the fact that I have been busy working on the lecture for next week’s Speaker’s Lecture on Enoch Powell.   Powell had a rather varied … Continue reading

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Catching up

After a recess, other peers often ask how I spent it.  Mostly, the answer is ‘marking’.   No sooner has essay marking been completed than it is time to get on with exam scripts.  I am surrounded by them at the … Continue reading

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