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Sunday, 27th November 2022, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Oxfordshire Branch: Thanksgiving Lunch with Dr Nicholas Cole

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Dr Nicholas Cole (MA MPhil DPhil Oxf) studies the political thought of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century and is working on a digital project that looks at the way constitutions and treaties have been negotiated over the last two hundred years. His interests are the influence of classical political thought on America’s first politicians, and the search for a new ‘science of politics’ in post-Independence America. He studied as an undergraduate and graduate at University College, Oxford, and was a Visiting Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. He has held research and teaching positions at St Peter’s College, and within the History Faculty. His doctoral work focused on the use made of classical antiquity by Jefferson’s generation, and he retains a strong interest in the reception of classical antiquity in the modern world, about which he has written extensively. He supervises undergraduate and graduate theses on early American politics and ideology and the history of ideas.

The menu will be traditional turkey lunch with vegetarian option, a predinner drink and coffee afterwards, water at the table. Wine will be available for purchase.

Please send cheques to Dr Jan Carter, Paddock Cottage, Thrupp, OX5 1JY payable to ESU, or pay by BACS to English Speaking Union, account number 1817590 sort code 18-00-02 ref. Oxford Lunch. If you have any queries please contact Jan Carter,, 01865 848528.

The next committee meeting will be held at Paddock Cottage, Thrupp OX5 1JY on 28th November at 5pm with optional supper afterwards in the Boat Inn (next door). All members are welcome. Any suggestions for 2023 events will be very welcome. If you can help organise future events, please join us or give me a call on 01865 848528 or email


Sunday, 27th November 2022
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
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Oxford Branch
01865 848528

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