Speaking Citizens

Bringing together educators and researchers to develop new ideas in speech education
We are a group of historians, linguists and social scientists exploring ideas about speech and citizenship in modern Britain.

Our aim is find out more about attitudes to speaking in Britain from the Victorian period to the present.

Working with primary and secondary teachers, the English Speaking Union, Voice 21, the English Associationand the All Party Parliamentary Group on Oracy and Political Literacy, our aim is to provide new evidence for how citizenship can be taught through a focus on talk and dialogue. 

This site brings together our active blog showcasing new thinking from a wide range of voices, and will host our freely-accessible teaching resources.

Have a click around to find out more, and follow our active twitter feed here


Our Aims
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