Education Festival Sunday round-up

All the most biggest events and sharpest opinions from the second day at The Sunday Times Education Festival in Berkshire

Jack Grimston and Kate Loveys. Published in The Sunday Times: 24 June 2012

Women need to command the room

Women’s voices regress back into infancy after puberty, Yvonne Gilan, a speaking coach, said in a workshop session, writes Erica Buist.

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Top 3 “Oh Captain, my Captain” moments at The Sunday Times Festival of Education

July 4, 2012. By Erica Buist (Journalist, travel writer, comedian)

Number 2 – Yvonne Gilan, voicecraft coach, ardent feminist and mother of AA Gill

I was the only non-teacher present at Yvonne’s voice workshop for women. I was curious as to why teachers would want a workshop in public speaking – until it dawned on me that teachers are public speakers. As children, we have no respect for the fact that every time a teachers stands up to speak, they are taking on the number one fear.

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