Speakers’ Corner owes its magnetism, in part, to its “variety show” atmosphere; it is possible to encounter all human life and then walk away. Regulars also form lasting bonds with a significant person, usually a mentor or somebody who reveals another mode of life.

Audio clips about relationships

“Old Soper”

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“Tony Allen”

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“Released something crushing”

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"Roy Sawh"

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"Norman Schlund"

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About the project

Sounds from the Park is a unique oral and visual history of Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park: the UK’s last great open air oratory site.

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Our exhibition can be seen online here or read our booklet about Speakers' Corner.

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Radio show

Our radio show can be listened to here.

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Education resources

History and Citizenship resources for Key Stage 3 and 4. Complete with a timeline of events at Speakers' Corner and other resources.

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