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May 2022

Lincolnshire Branch Spring Lunch: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Past, Present & Future

Tuesday, 17th May, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Ave
Lincoln, LN4 2HQ United Kingdom
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PLEASE NOTE: this event has been postponed, with the date to be confirmed soon.  The Lincoln branch is delighted to welcome Officer Commanding the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Squadron Leader Mark Sugden as guest speaker. With a world-class team, he is responsible for the preservation and aerial display of some of the nation’s most iconic and priceless artifacts including six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Lancaster, a C47 Dakota, with a mission to commemorate those who have…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 18th May, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Tuesday, 31st January 2023

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com    

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South Wales Branch: AGM

Thursday, 19th May, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cottrell Park Resort, St Nicholas
Cardiff, CF5 6SJ United Kingdom
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The South Wales Branch will be holding their AGM on Thursday, 19 May at Cottrell Park Resort. Reception drinks will be served from 6.00pm and a hot buffet supper from 7.00pm. There is no formal seating and no need to pre-order food - there will be a choice of either lasagne or mushroom stroganoff. Charge per head to cover room hire, drinks and supper is £25 (this is not a fund-raising event; charges cover actual costs and your support is…

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Oxfordshire Branch: 100 Year Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

Monday, 30th May, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oriel College, Oxford OX1 3BJ + Google Map

Exactly 100 years ago on 30th May at Oriel College Oxford, the Oxfordshire Branch of the ESU was formed. Dr Spooner, Warden of New College, was made the President. We are holding a dinner exactly 100 years later to celebrate the occasion. This year our speaker will be Miles Young, the present Warden of New College. We are holding the event in the Champney’s Room at Oriel College. Miles Young was elected 48th Warden of his alma mater, New College,…

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June 2022

Ouse Valley Branch: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Thursday, 2nd June, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedford, Park Lane, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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The Ouse Valley branch is holding an event to celebrate H.R.H. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, as well as the branch's work. There will be a brief introduction about the ESU and the Ouse Valley branch, and the winners and runners up from local competitions will be invited to showcase their performances as they compete against each other again.

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Oxfordshire Branch: Guided tour of Rodmarton Manor

Tuesday, 7th June, 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm
rodmarton manor, Rodmarton Manor
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6PF United Kingdom
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Ernest Barnsley who built Rodmarton Manor was a follower of William Morris, who was one of the leaders of the English Arts and Crafts Movement towards the end of the 19th Century. CR Ashbee was impressed when he visited Rodmarton in 1914 and he wrote “I’ve seen no modern work to equal it, nothing I know of Lutyens or Baker comes up to it. And when I ask why I find the answer in the system, the method rather than…

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Celebratory Jubilee lecture by Richard Fitzwilliams followed by afternoon tea

Monday, 13th June, 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Open House London | Dartmouth House | The long drawing room

H.M. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee  We are delighted that Richard Fitzwilliams will be delivering a talk on H. M. The Queen's remarkable reign and the purpose and future of the monarchy. Richard Fitzwilliams is a royal commentator, public relations consultant, film critic and lecturer; he is regularly interviewed on television, radio and asked to write articles on royal matters. This talk is a synthesis of his experience and research. The talk will commence at 2.30pm sharp and will be followed…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 15th June, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Tuesday, 31st January 2023

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com    

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London branch debate at Dartmouth House

Tuesday, 21st June, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join the ESU London branch for a Debate at the ESU's HQ Dartmouth House. Doors will be open from 6.30pm and the debate will begin at 7pm sharp. Following the debate Dartmouth House's bar will remain open until 9pm to allow attendees to mix and share ideas. Please book here

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Lincolnshire Branch: Where the Wild Things Will Be – a walk through Wilder Doddington with Claire and James Birch

Tuesday, 28th June, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Doddington Hall, Doddington Hall
Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU United Kingdom
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  The Lincolnshire branch will be hosting a walk through Wilder Doddington with Claire and James Birch who will explain their 100 year project for nature recovery and natural capital at Doddington. This event is free but booking essential (numbers are  limited). Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear (stout shoes or boots) suitable for traversing rough terrain. Tickets for ESU Lincolnshire events are available from Hon. Secretary Mrs. Kelly Bevers, ESU c/o Carlbom Shipping Ltd, Mariner House, Trondheim Way, Stallingborough,…

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