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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10 of the 14 UK prime-ministers between 1945 and 2019 were educated at Oxford University. One, Gordon Brown was educated at university in Scotland. None went to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, London or any other English university. Winston Churc...

Max Atkinson's Blog: Which post-war Oxford prime minister was the best ...: Since 1945, 10 of the 14 (72%) UK prime ministers were graduates of Oxford university. None had been to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, Lo...

Since 1945, 10 of the 14 (72%) UK prime ministers were graduates of Oxford university. None had been to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, London or any other English university. Gordon Brown graduated and taught at Sottish universities.Winston Churchill...

One of the greatest achievements of Labour prime minister Harold Wilson was to keep the UK out of getting involved in the Vietnam war.Here he demonstrates how to deal with a heckler when making a speech at a rally during the 1966 general election cam...

During the day, I spent more time than is good for anyone watching proceedings in the House of Commons and took to Twitter a few times to note that her voice was going, going...and at this rate might soon be gone.By the time, hours later (a...

Ski-holidays revisitedIn an earlier post on 19th January), I wrote about the annual Ashdown-Atkinson ski-tours and the large number of LibDem activists - including M.P.s, peers, at least one knight and lots of ordinary members like me.

Paddy AshdownStanley AtkinsonOn 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday.Then on 24th June every year, I always think of two special women with the same birthday, my mother...