Dr Oliver Bray: Post-truth speechmaking: from distrust to new kinds of truth

Beckett Talks

11-05-2021 • 18 mins

Have we completely lost trust in what our leaders tell us? For the heroes of ancient Rome, if you could speak well it was seen as impossible that you could be lying. Fast-forward 2,000 years and Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts at the Leeds School of Arts illuminates how oratory has been devalued by slick, media-trained politicians in a post-truth world. He also explains how he uses sound poetry to reveal where the meaning really lies in modern speechmaking.