The power of talk to build confidence, enhance learning and change people’s lives was explored at the inaugural Oracy@Cambridge conference to a sell-out audience on Friday 22 April. Through group work, speaker sessions and even performance storytelling, delegates got to grips with key issues in this field and devised strategies to enhance the teaching of ‘Talk’ skills, emphasising the value of good spoken communication in a range of contexts including the arts, education, law, social care, counselling, management and general work place interactions. Delegates were also invited to work in groups and interact on twitter with #oracycamb16 which produced some engaging ideas to take Oracy@Cambridge forward.
Oracy@Cambridge is one of three new study centres at Hughes Hall, and is headed by Professor Neil Mercer. The speakers included the centre director Prof Neil Mercer, Fellow of Hughes Hall, Alan Howe, Maria Shinn, Nick Andrews and the performance storyteller Ben Haggarty.
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