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Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 96th Annual General Meeting of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth will be held at Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 4.15pm.

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English Language Council Lecture

Tuesday 12 November 2013, 7 pm

The ESU and British Council invite you to the second English Language Council Lecture, to be held at Dartmouth House and live-streamed across the world. The English Language Council Lecture explores topics relevant to the global community of English language-speakers, and with the upcoming centenary of World War I, will this time look at the links between conflict and creativity.

Drinks and canapés will be served from 7.-7.30 and the lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception.

Lucinda Hawksley will look at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture will look at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line.

Lucinda Hawksley is the author of Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens’ Artist Daughter and Charles Dickens: A Bicentenary Celebration. Her other titles include March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement; 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art (co-written with artist Andy Pankhurst). Lucinda is a lecturer in literature and art history and is a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is an award-winning travel writer, a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club, and is a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens. At the end of November, her latest biography, The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria’s Rebellious Daughter will be published by Chatto.


Dartmouth House
37 Charles Street