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December 2021

Notice of the 102nd Annual General Meeting of the English-Speaking Union

Monday, 6th December, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Notice is hereby given that the 102nd Annual General Meeting of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth will be held on Monday 6 December 2021 at 5pm at Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED.  Mr David Shaw, Deputy Co-Chair of the Board of Governors, will preside. AGENDA  Chair's Report Auditor's Report and Laying of the Accounts before the Members for the period ended 31 March 2021 To authorise the Board to fix the Auditors’ appointment and remuneration for…

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Christmas drinks reception at Dartmouth House

Monday, 6th December, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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We hope many of you will be able to join us at Dartmouth House on Monday, 6 December at 6.30pm for a drinks reception, to meet and mingle with fellow members, branch chairs, volunteers, alumni and the board, and to unite in our shared commitment to our educational programmes. Reserve your ticket(s) here: https://esuchristmas.eventbrite.co.uk

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 15th December, 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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Reflections on Westminster

Friday, 17th December, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It is fair to say that the Government and possibly Parliament is, once again, facing a crisis in its relationship with the nation. The Owen Paterson affair is just one example of behaviour which is at odds with the public view of what is acceptable by our politicians. Is Westminster out of touch with the people? How are these decisions taken? Is the system of Governance fit for purpose? Join the Lincolnshire Branch on Zoom for an intimate insiders’ conversation with …

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London branch talk: The Traitor King: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile by Andrew Lownie

Monday, 20th December, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Lownie ESU SSE Alumnus will discuss his new book The Traitor King: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile.  The book examines the years following the abdication of Edward VIII when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife, Wallis Simpson, and denied any real job. Drawing on extensive research into hitherto unused archives and Freedom of Information requests, it makes the case that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor…

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January 2022

Dame Sara Thornton in conversation with Alastair Niven SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 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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Save the date for a Sunday Debate at Dartmouth House, 23rd January 2022, 4pm

Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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‘This House believes that Covid-19 demonstrates that we should prioritise security and safety over individual liberty.’ We look forward to inviting ESU members to Dartmouth House to enjoy a lively show debate on Sunday 23rd January 2022, 4pm. Among those debating in Mace format will be David Langwallner, Barrister at Law at 1MCB Chambers and writer; Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE Department of Law; Tom Hamilton, Associate Director of WPI Strategy; and Marc Whitmore, CEO…

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Matthew Rycroft in conversation with Alastair Niven

Monday, 31st January 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Matthew Rycroft CBE is the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office. This is the most senior civil service position in perhaps the most complex and controversial of all UK government departments. In this conversation with Alastair Niven, Matthew will talk about the challenges of working on immigration, crime and many other contentious issues. He will also look back on his earlier career, when he was Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development and before that the British Permanent Representative…

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February 2022

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th February 2022, 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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