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Information and Booking

Tutor: Stewart Theobald - Independent Consultant
For: Postdocs and research fellows at Imperial, free of charge. Not available externally.
Please note: Absences and cancellations with less than 5 working days' notice will result in a £50 charge. 
Duration: Half-day

Tuesday 7 March, 13.00-17.00, in person

More information will become available closer to the day of the course.


This is a participatory course developed from vocal techniques practised by actors. It will enable you to discover your true voice, work on exercises to enhance its range, clarity, power, tone and colour, allowing you to lecture or deliver an engaging presentation with ease. The aim of this course is to introduce postdocs and fellows to the opportunities of improved vocal projection and the benefits that this brings. We will work as a group on various physical and vocal exercises in a relaxed atmosphere. So be prepared to relax, kick off your shoes and maybe even lie on the floor.

Key areas

  • Discover how and why we sound the way we do
  • Understand the causes of difficulty and implications of unhealthy voice production
  • Discover how relaxation, breathing and vocal exercises can improve projection, clarity and reduce vocal strain
  • Practice techniques to prevent and cure any vocal strain or lack of projection and clarity
  • Look at the effects of posture and tension on vocal projection
  • Take part in voice and articulation exercises
  • Understand resonance placement and the effects this has on projection, clarity and range

What have past participants found most useful?

"The breathing and relaxation techniques for the voice – it was all extremely useful!"

"The understanding of why I strain my voice and practical warm-up exercises to improve it"

"Exercises to help relax and project for clarity and authority"