Speakers' Corner is the most famous location for free speech in the world. It is an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. The original and most noted Speakers' Corner is in Hyde Park in London, United Kingdom.
Speakers here may talk on any subject, as long as the police consider their speeches lawful. It symbolises popular struggles in Britain for the right to vote, speak and assemble. Historic figures such as Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell were known to often use the area to demonstrate free speech.
London is also where the founder of LAMS, Yawar H Bokhari, spent many years and he was so inspired by this concept of free speech that when he, many years later, established the LAMS school, he was not in doubt; he wanted a Speakers’ Corner at LAMS too, and started encouraging students and teachers to speak freely.
Today, 20 years later, the LAMS Speakers' Corner is frequently used by students (and some teachers) to voice their opinions, discuss and debate.
Watch a video from the LAMS Speakers' Corner
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