Use Churchill to improve not just your public speaking, but your lovelife as well (according to Google)

25th September 2013 in Archives Centre, News and Events

Churchill fans may have noticed the current ad for Google's Nexus 7 (let's face it, it's quite hard to avoid), where a boy draws inspiration from footage of Churchill's "We are the masters of our fate" speech, first given to a joint session of US Congress in December 1941, and the "Never Give In" address to Harrow School from October 1941 to conquer his fear of public speaking. (After that, of course, he's emboldened to use his trusty tablet to find how to ask girls out). The archives hold the original notes for virtually all of Churchill's speeches (which he always held when he spoke, after having dried up once in the House of Commons as a young politician when speaking from memory).

If you are in the mood for something really cheesy, you can see the advertisement on Youtube.

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