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.

American Rhetoric: Top 100 speeches 

British Political Speech (An online archive of British political speech).

Emerson Kent.com: Famous speeches

Gifts of Speech: women's speeches from around the world 

The Good Men Project

History.com: Speeches

The History Place: great speeches

Martin Luther King Jr. online: speeches

Political Speeches by Women (From the Centre for Women and Democracy).

Speech Vault 

Sweet Speeches (a much broader range than "political" speeches)

Total Politics: 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.

YouTube playlist

Political speeches event, 2016

Some of the political speeches were delivered in the Library (video currently unavailable).

Political Speeches event, 2015

On Thursday 12th November a number of students presented their Political Speeches at an event in the College library.
This event was recorded: Vimeo 1Vimeo 2Vimeo 3 and Vimeo 4

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)


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