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The English-Speaking Union was founded as a membership organisation, bringing together those who share a belief that better communication makes for better global understanding. Today, we have over 5,000 members in 36 regional branches across England and Wales who meet to socialise, gain new perspectives on the world and to help organise and raise funds for our educational work.

We are hugely grateful to our branches, which are central to the running of our Public Speaking and Performing Shakespeare competitions. Some also run their own, complementary, oracy programmes and many choose to sponsor local schools to take part in our Discover Debating programme or Discover Your Voice workshops.

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English Speaking Union Competition Entry

ESU branches in England and Wales

This is the place to register for all ESU secondary school competitions Register here to take part in: Schools’ Mace Debating (years 7-13) ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition (years 9-11) Performing Shakespeare (years 7-9) Public Speaking competition: Challenges students to engage with wide-ranging cross-curricular topics, while helping to meet…

Oxfordshire Branch: Annual Dinner

Oxford & Oxfordshire

On 3 July 2020, Oxfordshire Branch hosts their Annual Dinner at Jesus College, Oxford. To book a place or for any further information about the dinner, please contact Jan at janetstokescarter@hotmail.com…

South Wales Branch: ESU Members’ Garden Party

South Wales

ESU Members’ Garden Party at Dyffryn House (NT) Vale of Glamorgan. More details and tickets available by emailing esuswb@gmail.com. Directions and ticket prices available on request.

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

London Branch: talk by author Andrew Lownie on his book 'THE MOUNTBATTENS: Their Lives and Loves'

ESU branches in England and Wales

The English-Speaking Union invites you to an evening at Dartmouth House with Historian Andrew Lownie who will deliver a fascinating talk on his joint biography of the lives of Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife Edwina.  Wine & nibbles from 6.30pm the talk will start 7.00pm sharp Discover more about…

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

London Branch: Book Club

London

ESU London Branch Members’ monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month’s book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  …

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