Magazine article discussing the work of the Reverend Dr Oliver Soper, Baron Soper of Kingsway (1903-1998) and referring to him as the 'Soap Box King' and 'almost a national institution'. The article was featured in 'Choice' magazine in October, 1978.
Soper was a Methodist minister, pacifist and socialist, who was known for his powerful preaching and wit. From 1936 until his retirement in 1978, he was the minister of Kingsway Hall, the home of the West London Methodist Mission. The mission exercised a ministry of practical care for marginalised groups. Soper served as President of Conference in 1953-54 and was awarded a life peerage in 1965. For many years, Soper preached at Speaker's Corner on Sunday afternoons and Tower Hill at Wednesday lunchtimes.