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"From Ancient Rome to Modern Times: The Power of Speaking" In the grand halls of the Senate, Cicero's eloquent words reverberate through time

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Cicero Speaks in Senate

Cicero Speaks in Senate
Catiline, plotting to seize power in Rome, is denounced in the Senate by Cicero

Background imageSpeaking Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament

William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament
William Pitt (the Younger) addressing the House of Commons

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950

Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950
A woman with her red hair swept up in a bun, poses elegantly in some diaphanous lingerie as she speaks on a red telephone. Date: 1950

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Churchill speaking at Theydon Bois

Churchill speaking at Theydon Bois
In a speech at Theydon Bois on 27th August, Winston Churchill declared that the whole state of Europe was moving steadily towards a climax which could not be long delayed

Background imageSpeaking Collection: The Last Supper, 1800. Creators: Raphael Morghen, Teodoro Matteini

The Last Supper, 1800. Creators: Raphael Morghen, Teodoro Matteini
The Last Supper, 1800

Background imageSpeaking Collection: George Whitefield preaching at Moorfields Fair, 1742

George Whitefield preaching at Moorfields Fair, 1742
George Whitefield(1714-1770), nonconformist preacher, depicted preaching under difficult circumstances at Moorfields Fair on Whit Monday, 1742. 1742

Background imageSpeaking Collection: CITIZEN KANE. 1941. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, 1941

CITIZEN KANE. 1941. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, 1941, which Welles also directed

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Home Secretary Roy Jenkins speaks during a debate on the Common Market

Home Secretary Roy Jenkins speaks during a debate on the Common Market. Staying inside the Common Market will be best for Britain, Europe and the world

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Keir Hardie addressing suffragettes at Trafalgar Square

Keir Hardie addressing suffragettes at Trafalgar Square
Keir Hardie (1856-1915), founder of the Labour party, addressing suffragettes at a free speech meeting in 1908 - Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) and Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1834-1913)

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Picture No. 11768923

Picture No. 11768923
Dog Irish setter head and shoulders ears splayed wearing headphones with music graphic equaliser background Digital Manipulation: Headphones PAB, graphic added Date:

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Policeman at a police call box

Policeman at a police call box
A policeman on the phone at a police public call box on a London street

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Khrushchev Speaking at the UN

Khrushchev Speaking at the UN
Russian statesman, secretary-general of the Communist Party and premier 1958-1964, Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971), depicted addressing the assembly at the United Nations

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960

Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960
Front cover of the Tatler featuring a photograph of a woman, eating breakfast while arranging to meet friends over the telephone. 1960

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Harold Macmillan at the United Nations General Assembly

Harold Macmillan at the United Nations General Assembly
Photograph of (Maurice) Harold Macmillan speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, 29th September 1960. In a powerful speech the British Prime Minister spoke on Britains colonial record

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion

Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion
Mr Pastry, aka the comic actor Richard Hearne (1908-1979), with a lion. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSpeaking Collection: The William Morris Clarion van

The William Morris Clarion van
A man stands on a Clarion van under a banner reading Socialism talking to a crowd of people congregated around him. One holds a bicycle and other bicycles are visible by the van

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Last photo of the Irish politician Michael Collins, during his speech to the Skibereen Committee

Last photo of the Irish politician Michael Collins, during his speech to the Skibereen Committee
1163566 Last photo of the Irish politician Michael Collins, during his speech to the Skibereen Committee, March 1922 (b/w photo) by Irish Photographer (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageSpeaking Collection: London Trade Card - William Bull, Musical Instruments

London Trade Card - William Bull, Musical Instruments - trumpets, kettledrums, French horns, speaking trumpets, hearing horns for deaf people, powder flasks

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Woman police officer attending an accident

Woman police officer attending an accident where a man appears to have fallen off a ladder. She is speaking into her hand-held radio. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Michael Collins at Armagh, 1921

Michael Collins at Armagh, 1921
Michael Collins as Sinn Fein Minister of Finance(1890-1922). Pictured here in 1921 on the front cover of the Illustrated London News, speaking at Armagh

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Pin Up on telephone by David Wright

Pin Up on telephone by David Wright
An alluring blonde woman in a black evening dress and white fur stole talks on a red telephone while looking seductively at the viewer

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia. Artwork of a man hearing non- existent womens voices. Auditory hallucinations are one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist

Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic

Background imageSpeaking Collection: PANC2A-00048

PANC2A-00048
Cicero in the Roman Senate, accusing Catiline of betrayal. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Banquet commemorating the victory at Waterloo, 1836 (1900)

Banquet commemorating the victory at Waterloo, 1836 (1900). A banquet held by the Duke of Wellington at Apsley House, his London residence, on 18 June 1836

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Winston Churchill speaking at Fulton, Missouri

Winston Churchill speaking at Fulton, Missouri, where he was introduced by President Truman at Westminster College. Churchill spoke for three-quarters of an hour

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Princess Elizabeth first broadcast, 1940

Princess Elizabeth first broadcast, 1940
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) making her first radio broadcast on 11 October 1940 to British children evacuated abroad to the United States and Canada. Date: 1940

Background imageSpeaking Collection: The Liberal Meeting at the Reform Club on 9 July, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman speaking (litho)

The Liberal Meeting at the Reform Club on 9 July, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman speaking (litho)
1628867 The Liberal Meeting at the Reform Club on 9 July, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman speaking (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Actress Audrey Hepburn pictured with Stan Holloway (left

Actress Audrey Hepburn pictured with Stan Holloway (left) and Rex Harrison at a press reception at the Savoy Hotel in London, held for some of the stars of the film " My Fair Lady"

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Old Man and Woman. Creators: Unknown, Ogata Korin

Old Man and Woman. Creators: Unknown, Ogata Korin
Old Man and Woman

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Disraeli / Parl Speech

Disraeli / Parl Speech
BENJAMIN DISRAELI 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; statesman, Prime Minister and novelist speaking in parliament. Date: 1804 - 1881

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Picture No. 11676006

Picture No. 11676006
Gentoo Penguins squawking. Date:

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Kennedy Speaks To Steelworkers

Kennedy Speaks To Steelworkers
Atlantic City, New Jersey: September 19, 1960 Senator John F. Kennedy speaking at the United Steelworkers told them he favors an increase in productivity to produce full employment

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist C013 / 9158

Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist C013 / 9158
Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989). Historical portrait of Russian nuclear physicist Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (left) in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses, Moscow, Russia

Background imageSpeaking Collection: (1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. Kings last public appearance

(1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. Kings last public appearance
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. Kings last public appearance, 3 April 1968 at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before his assassination

Background imageSpeaking Collection: (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Wood engraving, 1966, by Stefan Martin after Ben Shahn

(1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Wood engraving, 1966, by Stefan Martin after Ben Shahn
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Wood engraving, 1966, by Stefan Martin after Ben Shahn

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Ataturk addressing a crowd

Ataturk addressing a crowd
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938) addressing a crowd in Turkey (date unknown)

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Early telephone, historical artwork

Early telephone, historical artwork
Early telephone. Historical artwork of three men gathered around an early telephone. The man at right is talking into the speaking tube

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Proposal on a leap year

Proposal on a leap year
A woman proposing to her boyfriend on Valentines Day during a leap year - the only occasion by tradition that this is allowed !

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Russian Commissar speaking at a meeting

Russian Commissar speaking at a meeting
Peoples Commissar Voroshiloff speaking at a meeting on board the deck of a cruiser

Background imageSpeaking Collection: King George VI opening the National Maritime Museum, 1937

King George VI opening the National Maritime Museum, 1937
Photograph showing King George VI (centre) speaking at the official opening of the National Maritime Museum, London, 1937

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Frances Densmore, US anthropologist

Frances Densmore, US anthropologist
Frances Densmore (left, 1867-1957), US ethnologist, using a phonograph (left) to record the voice and stories of Mountain Chief, a Native American from the Piegan tribe

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Head of cockerel - perched on fence, UK - close up of semi tame cockerel just recovering

Head of cockerel - perched on fence, UK - close up of semi tame cockerel just recovering from being run over
MAB-56 Head of cockerel - perched on fence Mid-Wales UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSpeaking Collection: The Prophet Habakkuk (Lo Zuccone) c. 1423-36 (marble)

The Prophet Habakkuk (Lo Zuccone) c. 1423-36 (marble)
ALG183317 The Prophet Habakkuk (Lo Zuccone) c.1423-36 (marble) by Donatello, (c.1386-1466); Museo dell Opera del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Charles Dickens, English novelist (litho)

Charles Dickens, English novelist (litho)
5208258 Charles Dickens, English novelist (litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Evel Knievel, motorcycle stuntman. May 1975

Evel Knievel, motorcycle stuntman. May 1975

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century

Background imageSpeaking Collection: Mary Baker Eddy / June1903

Mary Baker Eddy / June1903
MARY BAKER EDDY Founder of Christian Science speaking to 10, 000 followers from the balcony of Pleasant View in June 1903 Date: 1821 - 1910



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"From Ancient Rome to Modern Times: The Power of Speaking" In the grand halls of the Senate, Cicero's eloquent words reverberate through time, captivating his audience and shaping history. His speeches echo with passion and persuasion, reminding us of the enduring power of spoken word. Across the Atlantic, William Pitt the Younger takes center stage in Parliament. With unwavering conviction, he addresses pressing issues that shape nations and societies. His commanding presence demands attention as he navigates political landscapes with his silver-tongued oratory. Meanwhile, a pin-up calendar girl by David Wright captures hearts in 1950. Her coy smile speaks volumes without uttering a single word. In her timeless beauty lies an unspoken language that transcends generations. The Last Supper immortalizes a moment frozen in time - Jesus Christ surrounded by his disciples. Raphael Morghen and Teodoro Matteini masterfully depict this iconic scene where silence is broken only by whispered conversations among those present. Their expressions speak volumes about their thoughts and emotions during this pivotal event. George Whitefield's powerful sermons at Moorfields Fair in 1742 draw crowds like moths to a flame. His fervent preaching ignites spiritual awakening within listeners' souls as they hang on every word uttered from his lips. Orson Welles embodies Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (1941), both director and actor leaving audiences spellbound with their portrayal of ambition and downfall through gripping dialogue that lingers long after the credits roll. Keir Hardie stands tall amidst suffragettes at Trafalgar Square, addressing them with fiery determination for equal rights. Through impassioned speech, he becomes an emblematic figure fighting for justice against societal norms. A policeman stationed at a police call box silently observes passersby while remaining ready to respond when duty calls - proof that sometimes actions speak louder than words.