The Art of Explanation | An Evening with Ros Atkins

Talk Special Event
  • Venue


  • Time

    7:00 PM

  • Price

    £8.00 - £10.00 plus booking fee

  • Book Tickets

Southwark Cathedral are delighted to welcome BBC presenter Ros Atkins to explain the art of explanation at this candlelit event in the nave

To watch an Atkins report is akin to observing a watchmaker assemble the inner workings of a timepiece - there's precision, deftness and a calming expertise. ― The Times

Crisp common sense and beautifully written. Ros is a brilliant communicator and is able to make even the gnarliest subjects crystal clear. -- Lorraine Kelly, ITV Presenter

From Ros Atkins, BBC presenter and creator of the viral ‘Ros Atkins on…’ explainer videos, comes The Art of Explanation: How to Communicate with Clarity and Confidence a practical and accessible guide to communicating with clarity and confidence.

Explanation - conveying meaning - is an art. And the BBC presenter and journalist Ros Atkins, creator of the viral ‘Ros Atkins on...’ explainer videos, is something of a master of the form. In this book, Ros shares the secrets he has learned from years of working in high-pressure newsrooms, identifying the ten elements of a good explanation and the seven steps you need to take to express yourself as persuasively and accurately as possible.

Whether you need to articulate your thoughts clearly for business, educational or social purposes, The Art of Explanation is a must-read for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills.

Ros Atkins is BBC News' Analysis Editor and has presented and reported on the biggest stories around the world for twenty years. He's also the creator of the critically acclaimed 'Ros Atkins on...' video series, which has become a phenomenon, garnering millions of views. His ability to explain complex stories in a clear, concise and consumable way has led to him being dubbed the nation's 'Explainer-in-Chief'.

This event is in-person only and won't be recorded or streamed. The event will take place in the Cathedral nave and doors will open at 6.30pm.

Copies of The Art of Explanation will be available to purchase on the evening and Ros will be signing copies afterwards.