After Dinner Speaker: John Pienaar

John Pienaar is the BBC Radio 5 Live’s Chief Political Correspondent. Featuring regularly on television news and as a radio voice, John’s ability to find direction and meaning in the maelstrom...

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The History of After Dinner Speakers

After dinner speakers

The trade and premise of after dinner speakers can be traced back well into the 19th century. The first ever recording of an after dinner speech came on October 5th 1888, with Sir Arthur Sullivan ...

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After Dinner Speaker: Karren Brady

Karren Brady

Known as the ‘First Lady of Football’, Karren Brady CBE is not only among the most high profile businesswomen in the country but is also a celebrated author, columnist and broadcaster. She is ...

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