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Talking to yourself

The British academic and Assistant Director General of UNESCO Richard Hoggart explores the concepts of communication in his Reith lecture series entitled 'Only connect'.

In this lecture, entitled 'Talking to yourself', Richard Hoggart analyses how and why people write and talk. He explores the mentality behind writing and explains that through the written word we speak to ourselves and others. He considers all writers as 'Intelligent Laymen', and asks whether we write to be admired by others or to learn a truth about ourselves.

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30 minutes

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Tue 23 Nov 1971 09:00

Dame Hilary Mantel will deliver the BBC Reith Lectures in spring 2017

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Reflecting on the writer whose work includes short stories and historical fiction.