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Words That Changed The World: The Power of Women's Voices

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)

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Pick up any book on the greatest speeches of all time and you’ll find all the usual suspects – Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King. Elizabeth I and Emmeline Pankhurst will get a look-in, but you could easily be forgiven for thinking that powerful and persuasive oratory is largely a male preserve.


That perception is one that Labour MP Yvette Cooper sets out to challenge in her forthcoming book She Speaks: The Power of Women’s Voices. From Boudica to Margaret Thatcher and from Malala Yousafzai to gun-control activist Emma Gonzalez, Cooper tells the story of 30 inspirational speeches by women who have used their voices to provoke change, transform lives and radically alter history.


In this special Intelligence Squared event, Cooper will be joined in conversation by Daisy Goodwin, author, producer and creator of the hit television drama Victoria. Together they will discuss the courage and moral strength of women who chose to speak out. And just as in our recent acclaimed events on great letters and poetry, there will be a cast of performers to bring the speeches to life on stage.


Join us and discover the bravery and inspiration of women’s voices down the ages.


“SHE SPEAKS” TICKET BUNDLE

Experience 3 events for the price of 2 this autumn. A special discount bundle is offered for She Speaks, a season celebrating women’s voices. Over three inspiring evenings we will bring together some of the country’s most prominent female journalists, thinkers and public figures including Mary Beard, Meera Syal, Mishal Husain, Yvette Cooper, Diane Abbott and many more.


She Speaks bundle tickets give entry to this event plus Mary Beard, Rachel Reeves and Priti Patel On Women In Power and Trailblazers: Women Leading The Way. Choose the SHE SPEAKS ticket bundle option at checkout. To upgrade an already-purchased ticket to a bundle contact info@intelligencesquared.com.





Speakers



Yvette Cooper

Labour MP and chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee

Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley. She served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Gordon Brown as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Since 2016 she has been chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee and more recently she has been a prominent and vocal campaigner in the Brexit process.



Daisy Goodwin

Screenwriter and novelist

Screenwriter and novelist. She created and wrote the recent hit ITV series Victoria. She has also published the novel Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen. She has written two other novels, My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter, both set in the 19th century, which were New York Times bestsellers. As a television producer, she created a number of programmes including the long-running series Grand Designs.






CHAIR



Deborah Frances-White

Comedian and host of the The Guilty Feminist podcast

Comedian best known for her hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, which has had 65 million downloads in three years. She is also the creator and producer of BBC Radio 4’s GrownUpLand and host and creator of the comedy panel show podcast Global Pillage. She is the author of The Guilty Feminist: From Our Noble Goals to Our Worst Hypocrisies, which is a Sunday Times bestselling book.




ACTORS

To be announced.


 


Speakers and actors are subject to change.


 


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Emmanuel Centre
9-23 Marsham Street
SW1P 3DW London
United Kingdom

Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)


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Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared has established itself as the leading forum for live, agenda-setting debates, talks and discussions around the world.

 

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