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Salisbury & Wiltshire

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Salisbury is a thriving region 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, 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 for Girls in Salisbury has won the national competition for 3 out of the past 4 years. We promote and organise locally Public Speaking Workshops where specialist members of staff from Dartmouth House come down and spend a day teaching public speaking skills in local schools.

On the social side, we run a monthly programme of speakers and lunches for members and guests from September to April each year and hold an annual Summer Lecture in the Cathedral Close.  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.

Michael Tulloch

Upcoming events in Salisbury & Wiltshire

Salisbury branch: 'Patronage & Taste: The History of the Royal Collection' by Nicola Turner Inman

Salisbury & Wiltshire

Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023 Nicola Turner Inman, Curator of Decorative Arts, will take you on a tour of one of the greatest art collections in the world and the last great European dynastic collection still in royal ownership. She will examine how the…

Salisbury branch: 'The Lord Leycester Hospital' by Dr Heidi Meyer

Salisbury & Wiltshire

The half-timbered buildings of the Lord Leycester Hospital are some of the most important medieval buildings in Britain. Constructed by Warwick’s Guilds between 1385 and 1420 the Guildsmen used the grand rooms for banquets and meetings. In the reign of Elizabeth 1, her friend Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester acquired…

Salisbury Branch: 'Love, Passion and Betrayal' by Michael Gould

ESU Social
Salisbury & Wiltshire

Salisbury Branch is pleased to present a lecture by Michael Gould entitled ‘Love, Passion and Betrayal’. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight into the themes of love, passion, and betrayal. Further details about the event can be found below Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main…

Salisbury Branch: ‘The Women of the Raj’ by Brian Freeland

ESU Social
Salisbury & Wiltshire

‘The Women of the Raj’ by Brian Freeland Brian Freeland has written a dozen stage scripts (nine produced so far, four of them published). Following comments that he didn’t write many good roles for ladies, he staged a piece about the British women in India during the second half of…

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