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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Branch News

Joyce Rolf Lecture 2015
A talk on Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas [Full story]
November Meeting - Angelika Kauffman
A talk by Dr Alexandra Loske [Full story]
Suzanne Glossop talks about her Suffragette Aunt
On Tuesday 22nd September 2015, ESU members and guests enjoyed a most enjoyable talk about the women’s suffragette movement. [Full story]
The Nation State – Still coming or just going?
A thought provoking evening with Arthur Collins [Full story]
Chairman's Update - March 2015
A recap of our recent events and Public Speaking results [Full story]
Chairman's Update - December 2014
A recap of our recent events [Full story]
A visit from Dame Mary Richardson
Dame Mary visited the branch and talked about the challenges facing young people [Full story]
April meeting: Sheds on the Seashore
An entertaining taste of summer by the nations beach hut expert [Full story]
A report of our recent meetings
The branch has enjoyed topics ranging from the Royal Pavilion to seaside piers [Full story]
Burgess Hill win 2014 Public Speaking Competition
Burgess Hill School for Girls triumphed against strong competition [Full story]
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Lynne Truss amused a packed house with her Zero Tolerance approach to punctuation. [Full story]
Gold and Silver
Anton Pruden talked about his family's involvement with the guild of St Joseph and St Dominic in Ditchling [Full story]
Shakespeare: a grounding for the ESU
Director General Peter Kyle visits the branch [Full story]
People's Day
The Mayor comes to hear about our work [Full story]
Junior Speech & Debate Day
One of our members helped run a training day for local schools [Full story]
Japanese culture shocks
A report on our May meeting with the Chair of the local Anglo-Japanese Network [Full story]
The impact of the railways in Sussex
Richard Allen gave the branch a most interesting talk at our March meeting [Full story]
Chailey School Win!
Chailey School today won the 2013 Public Speaking Branch Final [Full story]
Daughter of England: Princess Charlotte of Wales
Brighton & Hove Branch visit the Princess Charlotte exhibitioon and hear an illustrated talk on the subject. [Full story]
An Historic Magic Lantern Show
Members enjoyed a fascinating talk and demonstration of the magic lantern [Full story]
branches news
A whirlwind tour of the life of David Lloyd-George
ESU Brighton Hove and District treated to Lord Hattersley's account of the career of David Lloyd-George [Full story]