The Place

Each generation puts its own emphases on Speaker’s Corner; each visitor sees it afresh: as a place where grownups misbehave, a free university, an old time variety show, a political forum, an open-air lunatic asylum, a bout of bare-knuckle boxing, a market place of ideas, a fellowship of controversy, an international forum, a game of chess. All are struck by the intensity and eccentricity of face-to-face debate between people of all walks of life who could never meet anywhere else.

Audio clips about the place

“Don’t generalise”