Max Atkinson's Blog

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Jottings about public speaking, presentation, conversation and anything else that occurs to me about communication.



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2 March 2016Dear Dr AtkinsonConferment of the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social SciencesFollowing the recent nominations process, I an delighted to advise you that, by order of Council, the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FA...

Ed Jacobs (Left Foot Forward):Hilary Benn showed us what Labour is missingI have been a member of the Labour Party for fifteen years and never have I witnessed anything like yesterday.MPs had a grave decision to make – to support military action ag...

When I first started studying political speeches (as published in Our Masters' Voices) one of the most impressive public speakers of the day was the late Tony Benn. Last night's House of Commons debate on Syria ended with a fine speech by his son, Sh...

Dr Max Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award PresentationEuropean Speechwriter Network & UK Speechwriters' GuildWednesday, 25 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)London, United KingdomThis event is open to anyone who has been inspired by the wor...

NGOs in Putin's Russia

on Nov 21, 2015

I have just been invited to a conference in Oxford. The reply to my request for more details went as follows:Dear Professor Atkinson,Thank you so much for your interest in our seminar. It'd be a great honor for us if you decide to join our debates in...

Recently, I received a personal letter from someone I first met over 30 years ago. At the risk of sounding as though I'm blowing my own trumpet, a slightly edited version is reproduced here:'Dear Max'Congratulations on being awarded a Lifetime Achiev...

For former pupils of St Peter's School, York like me, 5th November is an annual reminder of our deprived childhood.Because Guy Fawkes also went to the school, as too did some of the other gunpowder plotters, bonfires and fireworks were banned - on th...