ISJ April 2014: The significance of Jerome Bruner
Nobel Laureate Lawrence Bragg explains the mysteries of radioactivity to a young audience at the Royal Institution in London. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses a packed meeting in the Oxford Union. Former President Oscar Arias opens an IB conference in Costa Rica. Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, thanks the Open University for the award of an honorary degree.
What do these occasions have in common? They are a selection from a list – and it is a very short list – of outstanding speeches that I have heard during my lifetime: the first as a school boy, the most recent just a few months ago. These inspiring presentations held me spellbound from start to finish and helped me to think differently.