Quentin Letts, ESU Alumnus and political sketch writer, opened our Autumn city lunch series, giving his views of the coalition five months in, as well as an insight to life inside Westminster.
Members, alumni and supporters of the ESU gathered at Dartmouth House to enjoy some lunch, hear our speaker, and ask him some probing questions. We were treated to Quentin's sharp wit as he talked about the current major figures in Parliament.
He also reminisced about his year at Bellarmine University, Kentucky, where he was given an undergraduate scholarship by the ESU in 1980.
The City Lunches are proving very popular, with the next two in the series on 27 October with Dr Sophie Loussouarn, French political author and journalist, and 3 November with Michael Crick, Political Editor of Newsnight. All three guest speakers are alumni of the ESU.
We are planning to extend our lunch series in 2011 to hold a "Dartmouth House Lunch" once a month with a topical guest speaker taking questions. Profits from the lunches will go toward ESU education programmes.
Signed copies of Quentin's latest book "Letts Rip!" are available at £10 (RRP £12.99) from Susan Conway with a donation going to the ESU.