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The Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric regularly organises, supports and hosts talks, workshops, and other events. Find out what's coming up and how to book. To make sure you are up to date with events, follow us on Twitter: @COR_RHUL and @ClassicsRHUL.

Some of our events have included an international conference jointly organised by Professor Noboru Sato (Kobe, Japan) in collaboration with COR on character projection in classical oratory (March 2021). Other COR events have included research workshops on ‘Legal Advocacy, Gender and Emotion' in association with the The Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender and the Centre for the Study of Law and Emotion, as well as a workshop on ‘Law and Advocacy: Ancient and Modern’.

Far and away our most successful events have been part of our ‘Rhetorical Get Togethers’ seminar series. Organised by COR and the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR), Rhetorical Get Togethers 1.0 ran between June-July 2021 and featured papers delivered by leading international experts. In Get Together 2.0, COR and ISHR hosted fantastic papers on a range of fascinating subjects each week between February-April 2022. Themes included everything from the early works of Demosthenes (Kraus, Tübingen – 17th Feb), to rhetorical education in Graeco-Roman Egypt (Dainville, Oxford/Bruxelles – 24th Feb), and strategies of forgetting in Cicero’s speeches (Schulz, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt – 10th Mar). Get Togethers 3.0 meanwhile focussed on Rhetorical representations of war and atrocities in deliberative and forensic oratory and in speeches in Graeco-Roman historiography.

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