Darwin's universal impact, lecture by Dame Gillian Beer

  Abacus Educational Services Homeschool classes College Prep English Online Classes and Tutoring SAT Resources
Site Map
Online Education Home
About Us
Free University Resources
Course Management Systems
Studying for a degree online
Changing Education
Online Classes
Free University Classes
Classes Available
Trinity College London
Learning English Online
Spoken English Videos
Lecture Videos
Auditory Learning
English Literacy
What is Correct English?
Dangers of Online English
Formal Written English
Contact us

Expert College and Scholarship Advice

Darwin's Universal Impact --

Dame Gillian Beer

(From Spoken English Example Videos for Language Study)

A discussion of Darwin's writings given on 6 July, 2010 by literary critic Dame Gillian Beer, graduate of Oxford University and professor of English literature at Cambridge University.

This talk is entirely scripted, so, though very well penned, it is lacking any improvisatory language.

Difficulty level: 8/10

Dialect: British (Oxbridge) English

Points to look for: Simply excellent language throughout.

Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle, and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. - Percy Bysshe Shelley