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‘We rely on the generous support of our members, donors and volunteers to ensure we can reach those children who need our help most’

About us

The main focus of the London branch is to raise funds to support the many local schools which participate in the ESU’s activities. An increasing number of schools is taking part in the regional heats of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition, prior to the national final. The London branch also sponsors the Performing Shakespeare Competition, which grows year on year. Teacher and class support for oracy in some of London’s most disadvantaged schools and communities is a key objective in the current financial year, and the London branch Oracy Group, (see below), is leading this vital work.

GET INVOLVED

ESU’s London branch Oracy Group, is keen to encourage people to get involved with the ESU’s work in whichever way they can. As member Simon Bucknall says, ‘There are young people out there with great stories to tell, ideas to share, and a real desire to speak and be heard. We have an opportunity to make a difference for those young people and we’d be thrilled if you joined with the ESU to help us to make that happen.’ If you’re interested in finding out more, drop us a line at volunteering@esu.org.

Read the Chair’s 2022 annual report here

Upcoming events in London

Dan Conway, CEO of the Publishers Association, In Conversation

ESU Social
London

Dan Conway, CEO of the Publishers Association will join Alastair Niven OBE LVO in conversation at live at Dartmouth House and online. This discussion will focus on the work of the Publishers Association, Dan’s own experiences and career, and the state of the book in the era of digitalisation. Alongside…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch Members' Coffee Morning

ESU Social
London

ESU London branch welcomes fellow ESU members and their guests to a coffee morning at Dartmouth House This coffee morning is hosted by the London branch of the ESU, and is a friendly opportunity to network with peers over coffee at our Mayfair headquarters, Dartmouth House.

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

London Branch: Book Club

ESU Social
London

The ESU London Branch Members’ book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen…

I enjoy seeing young people realising they have something to offer and that they have more ability than they thought.

Ann Armstrong

Former branch Chair

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