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Home > Dialogue magazine

Our biannual magazine celebrating our work in education and cultural exchange


The English-Speaking Union is all about dialogue and our biannual magazine is named to reflect this. Packed full of interesting articles and interviews, it celebrates our work in education and cultural exchange and opens the conversation on topical issues affecting us all.

Each issue features:

  • Alumni stories
  • Education news
  • A topical debate
  • Latest books, events and podcasts to note
  • Case studies and reports on our work
  • Branch and International ESU news

Please see past issues below. Members also receive listings of branch news and forthcoming events.

Look inside!

Take a peek inside our spring 2019 issue.

Spring 2020


  • Professor James Raven on the ESU’s vital role today
  • Celebrating shared cultures on Commonwealth Day
  • The Public Speaking Competition at 60
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Autumn 2019


  • Jon Briggs, the original UK voice of Siri, on why public speaking matters
  • Let us entertain you – come and watch one of our competitions and be inspired
  • Our Annual Review and Impact Report 2018/19
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Spring 2019


  • Broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy on how the ESU Schools’ Mace kick-started his career
  • The A-Z of Dartmouth House
  • Author Frank Cottrell Boyce at The Big Debate in Doncaster


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The quality of the publication throughout speaks for itself

Abie Philbin Bowman

Broadcaster and comedian

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