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Laurie Taylor

Academic, broadcaster, writer & raconteur, Professor Laurie Taylor is best known for his many television documentaries & his regular contribution to BBC Radio 4.

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Laurie Taylor Biography

Laurie Taylor is an academic, broadcaster, writer and brilliant speechmaker, who has addressed well over five hundred major national and international companies with keynote and after dinner speeches.  He is a charismatic, funny speaker, who is able to touch the hearts and minds of every memer of the audience with his huge intellect and incredible wit.

Laurie is visiting professor in the department of politics and sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He was recently made a Fellow of Birkbeck College and also holds visiting professorships at the London Institute and Westminster University. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Leicester, Nottingham and Central England. His contributions to social science were recognised in 2003 by his election to the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences....

Laurie Taylor is an academic, broadcaster, writer and brilliant speechmaker, who has addressed well over five hundred major national and international companies with keynote and after dinner speeches.  He is a charismatic, funny speaker, who is able to touch the hearts and minds of every memer of the audience with his huge intellect and incredible wit.

Laurie is visiting professor in the department of politics and sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He was recently made a Fellow of Birkbeck College and also holds visiting professorships at the London Institute and Westminster University. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Leicester, Nottingham and Central England. His contributions to social science were recognised in 2003 by his election to the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences. His contribution to business development was recognised last year by his appointment as an ambassador for Investors in People.

Before entering academic life, he had eight years industrial and sales experience, worked as a librarian in Liverpool, taught in a London comprehensive school, and was a professional actor with Joan Littlewood's famous Theatre Workshop Company at Stratford East.

He is the author of fourteen books on motivation, change, communication, and personal identity, and is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, The Independent, and The Times. His weekly satirical column on university life has been appearing in the Times Higher Education Supplement for the last twenty years. His most recent book (written with his son, Matthew) was called What Are Children For?

For the past twenty-five years Laurie has been heard on BBC Radio 4 in such programmes as Stop the Week, The Radio Programme, News Quiz, Speaking as an Expert, Afternoon Shift, and Room for Improvement. He can currently be heard every Wednesday afternoon on R4 presenting Thinking Allowed, a programme devoted to society and social change.

Laurie's C4 documentary on the meaning of celebrity was highly acclaimed, as was his one-hour documentary on death and dying (On Pain of Death) broadcast in July 2005. His Channel 5 film ‘A Very British Apocalypse,’ is a study of apocalyptic ideas in religion and science.

In his highly praised Sky Arts television series In Confidence, he conducted extended interviews with Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Miller, Kathy Burke, Will Self, Lily Allan, Anne Widdecombe, Damien Hirst, Tom Baker, Martin Rowson and David Starkey.In the last twenty years he has addressed over five hundred major national and international companies on such topics as change, motivation, teamwork, new technology, risk, and communication.

Speaking Topics

  • Coping with Change
  • Building Employee Motivaton
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Future Trends in Business & Leisure
  • Improving Communication
  • Selling & eCommerce
  • Communication
  • New Technology at Work & Home
  • Understand Customers
  • Risk taking  

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