ARTiculation is a public speaking competition organised by the Roche Court Educational Trust. It offers sixth form students from all sectors of education the opportunity to acquire and develop their critical faculties and presentation skills. Participants are invited to choose a work of art, artefact or architecture and prepare and deliver a short presentation to an invited audience and guest adjudicator. Heats are held in an increasing number of locations across the UK, with the finals at Clare College Cambridge.
ARTiculation aims to help young people develop their public speaking skills, and the organisers are hoping to encourage more participation from non-selective state schools by offering professional training in this area. ARTiculation is also developing travel scholarships, internships, work experience, advice on university admissions, local youth forums and a presence in digital media to help improve access to the programme and to promote outreach.
Since 2012 the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has awarded funding totalling £140,000 to help Roche Court to deliver, develop and expand this programme.