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Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

Monday 24 March 2014

15 Minutes


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Welcome to a Very Short Introduction soapbox. A short talk lasting 15 minutes from an expert in the field. The talk is free and takes place in the Blackwell’s Marquee, next to the Sheldonian Theatre.

Historian Professor Richard Toye explores the purpose of rhetoric. Rhetoric, he says, is the foundation stone of civil society and an essential part of the democratic process. He presents examples from Ancient Greece, medieval Islamic preaching and modern cinema to show why we should all have an appreciation of rhetoric. Toye is professor of modern history at the University of Exeter.

Sponsored by Oxford University Press