Salisbury & Wiltshire is a thriving Branch with some 200 members. We support a number of educational activities that include working with primary schools and with fifteen local state secondary schools to encourage improved standards in both written and spoken English. We also support the UK Public Speaking Competition by organising local heats (both on Zoom and in-person), the winners of which progress to the regional and then, if they are successful, to the national finals. We are very proud that a team from South Wilts Grammar School in Salisbury has won the national competition 3 times in recent years. We promote and organise locally, Public Speaking Workshops where specialist members of staff from Dartmouth House come down to spend a day teaching public speaking skills in local schools, and we also have a team dedicated to promoting the ESU’s Oracy in Action programme.
On the social side, we run a monthly programme of speakers and lunches for members and guests from September to May each year. If you think that you might be interested in helping us, either on the educational side or on the social side, or you would simply like to become a member and attend our monthly talks and lunches please do get in touch with our membership secretary Peter Garbutt (details above).
We would love to hear from you.