Previously Undiscovered Martin Luther King Jr London Speech Found

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A previously undiscovered Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr recording has been recovered, featuring the activist speaking in London just days before he recei...

Madrasahs Are Simply About Inculcating Spirituality and Recognising the Rights of Fellow Citizens

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

The Prime Minister's lumping of madrasahs within a three part strategy to tackle extremism at the Tory party conference on Wednesday problematises an ...

All Hail Queen Caitlyn

Talulah-Eve Brown | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Talulah-Eve Brown

Yesterday the world was talking about the momentous moment Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.

What Is the Attraction of Nigel Farage?

Richard Newman | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

Despite heavy criticism of Ukip and of their leader, Nigel Farage seems to be gaining in both momentum and popularity. So what is it that makes him appealing? To many he may seem repellent in his beliefs and his manner, but others are drawn to him. If you put politics to one side and simply analyse his communication style you can begin to understand why.

Political Speech Delivery - Style Over Substance

Richard Newman | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

Recently I was on BBC Radio, discussing Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party Conference. As you may have read, he spoke without notes, without a lectern and sadly, as a result, without mentioning some critical points.

Have Some Manners, Please

Sian Elvin | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What kind of world do we live in now that no one bothers to tell another human being to have a nice day? ... Good manners can make someone's day, so let's all just give it a go. I'm sure we'll feel much better about ourselves as a result, and the world will probably be much nicer.

Ten Steps to Giving a Great Best Man Speech

Robin Kermode | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Kermode

All Best Man speeches have to be funny. Right? Wrong! By all means go for it and bring the house down - but only if you're naturally funny, nobody wants to end up on YouTube or Facebook in the "Least funny Best Man" category!

Stand Up To Sexism Gala

Tiff Stevenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Tiff Stevenson

Here is a little speech I did at the Everyday Day Sexism Gala about this time last year. I promise there was laughter for 30 mins beforehand. I have ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I've Changed My Mind'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 7 March 2013... 1) 'I'VE CHANGED MY MIND' Ed Balls has a new and important ally, as the consensus on...

Understanding Language with David Crystal

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Annie Martirosyan

David Crystal has been unprecedented. Arguably the greatest linguistic shepherd, Crystal has a penchant for presenting language issues in a reader and listener friendly manner that will never leave you dry as you close one of his books or walk out of the hall where he has been lecturing.

Stage Fright: Practical Tips for Managing It

Charlotte Tomlinson | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Tomlinson

It may sound obvious, but one of the most important aspects of keeping stage fright at bay, is to know what you are performing, and to know it really well. Don't kid yourself that you can wing it. Most of the time, you can't and it is wise to assume you can't.

iPad App Helps Brain Damaged Man Speak For First Time In 20 Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech

A man who was left paralysed and brain damaged in a brutal attack today said it was "great" to be able to communicate for the first time in 20 years. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The London Speech

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 23rd January 2013... 1) THE LONDON SPEECH Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's David Cameron's l...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A 'Jinxed' Speech

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 21 January 2013... 1) A 'JINXED' SPEECH So, it seems the long-awaited, much-delayed, 'tantric' speech ...

A Better Boris: How the Mayor of London Proved His 10 Downing Street Potential Through Speechcraft at the Conservative Party Conference

Philip White | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Philip White

Despite Cameron exceeding expectations at the podium, he was upstaged by a man who might one day take his place (though of course, he won't overtly admit this): Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

WATCH: Scientists Teach Robot The Basics Of Language By Talking To It

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Tech

Talking robots have a habit of being really, really creepy. Call it the uncanny valley, or just admit you're terrified of the robot apocalypse, but...

What Has Happened To The Great British Language?

Fay Sayles | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fay Sayles

Text speak has quite certainly become the bane of my life; an affliction that makes me convulse and ache with distress.

'Our Olympic Misson Must Be To Inspire Young People'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

The economic, political and social challenges that the world currently faces make Olympics values "more relevant than at any time before" Sebastian Co...

First English Translation of Putin's Victory Speech

Max Atkinson | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

At the end of my previous blog post, I complained that the Western media - including newspapers like The Times, which used to boast that it was a 'new...

Was Charlotte Church's Speech Too Long and 'Inauthentic'?

Max Atkinson | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK
Max Atkinson

Something very unusual happened today. Presenter Eddie Mair told us on BBC Radio 4's early evening news programme PM that they were going to play the whole of Charlotte Church's statement after she and her family had settled their case for phone-hacking damages against News International's now defunct News of the World (above).

Courtesy and Warmth in the Digital Age

Imogen Clements | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK
Imogen Clements

Courtesy, like etiquette, a lovely word, but you don't hear much of it these days. In any case, what does it mean in the 21st century? In an age whe...

Can Babies Can Crack Jokes Before They Can Talk?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies who are too young to talk can still communicate with other babies, form friendships and even crack jokes to each other, researchers have discov...

'Mind Reading' Technology Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may soon be able to listen to paralysed or brain-damaged patients who cannot speak, thanks to a form of electronic telepathy. In a study...

Michael Gove speech sends students to sleep

Max Atkinson | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

Yesterday I was thanking Diane Abbott for adding to my collection of interviewees walking out of interviews (HERE). Today, my thanks go to former depu...

Three Ways to Jazz Up The Queen's Christmas Message

Tim Clare | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Tim Clare

On Sunday, at 3pm, Queen Elizabeth II delivered her 60th Christmas Message. In this faddish age of rolling news and viral videos, the Queen's speech remains a changeless monument to a bygone era and this year's message was every bit as insipid, patronising and tedious as the previous 59.