A page of resources for those looking for 'political' speeches
Several of these sites provide the speeches as audio files, as well as the text.
British Political Speech (An online archive of British political speech).
Political Speeches by Women (From the Centre for Women and Democracy).
Sweet Speeches (a much broader range than "political" speeches)
Week Woman: a pox on the patriarchy (not strictly speeches, but maybe useful opinion pieces)
Political speeches event 2017
A playlist of some of the speeches, or references to the speeches, delivered November 2017.
Political speeches event, 2016
Some of the political speeches were delivered in the Library (video currently unavailable).
Political Speeches event, 2015
Below you will find links to audio or text versions of the speeches that were used:
Political Speeches playlist.
Patrick Pearse' Graveside oration of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa
Barack Obama Speech against the war (2002)
Mary Fisher A whisper of AIDS
Martin Luther King Jr. Beyond Vietnam
Mhairi Black (SNP) Maiden speech in the House of Commons
Roxane Gay Confessions of a bad feminist
Mark Steel End austerity now
Julia Gillard Misogyny speech 'Not now, not ever!'
TED: Gary Haugen "The hidden reason for poverty" March 2015 (23min)
Vox.com: Hilary Clinton "A life cut short" (April 2015 - text only)
Freedom from Religion Foundation: Scott Dikkers "Bring us back to reality" (November 2008 - text only)
Ben Griffin: Patriotism - False religion (February 2013)