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This voice and presence workshop will provide a tool for the individual to utilise the fundamental principles of rhetoric in performance to aid their own identity and confidence within their lives and preparation for a career at the Bar. By focusing on the individual through the text of great writers, we hope to offer a freedom and a foundation of expression.

This session with professional actor, Edward Bennett, is designed to build confidence in presentation and advocacy. It is particularly aimed at students who need to build their confidence in their oral advocacy.

Edward Bennett has been in the industry 19 years and has played leading roles for the RSC and National Theatre as well as working internationally. He also has starred in TV and Film as well as directing Shakespeare and developing new approaches for young people to de-mystify Shakespeare.

Event details

Location: Bingham

Date and registration time: Thursday 15 February 2024, 6.15pm

Who can attend: Open to student Members only.

Dress Code: Casual

Cost: £8

How to book

Book online via the Gray’s Inn Online System (GIOS).

Booking opens: TBC

Booking closes: Thursday 8 February 2024


Qualifying Sessions 

Qualifying Session (QS):  1 QS

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers: 1.8, 1.9, 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4

Theme: Advocacy skills

Learning outcomes:

1. Participate in exercises and activities to build confidence in terms of oral advocacy and public speaking
2. Consider strategies and approaches to develop voice and presence
3. Discuss strategies for dealing with nerves and anxiety before public speaking

Preparation required: No

Interactive: Yes

To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to join the event on time  and stay for the full duration of the event. Please enter your full name when joining the event so that we can record attendance and update the QS records accordingly. This can take up to two weeks.

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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