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July 2019

Brighton Branch: Talk ‘Walter Gibraltar: From Sussex to the Bishop’s Palace, Malta’

July 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Hove, BN3 2PJ United Kingdom
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Walter Trower (1804 - 1877) married Elizabeth Goring of Winston House in Sussex and became Bishop of Gibraltar. From his base in Malta he travelled to Greece, Turkey, Italy, France and Spain. The British Empire was approaching its apogee and the international situation was tense, so politics and concerns about war took up almost as much time as religious affairs. Dr Janet Pennington taught local history and palaeography for the Centre for Continuing Education at Sussex University and was archivist…

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South Wales Branch: Summer Garden Party

July 25, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fonmon Castle, Fonmon Castle
Fonmon, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3ZN
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Join the South Wales branch for ‘canapés, capers and camaraderie’ in the stunning setting of Fonmon Castle. Members only event, to make a booking please email esuswb@googlemail.com

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August 2019

Lincoln Branch: Ceramics Exhibition

August 6, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Doddington Hall, Doddington Hall
Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU United Kingdom
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The Lincoln branch invites all ESU members to tour the garden sculptures and stableyard galleries. To book please email: kelly.bevers@carlbom.co.uk

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September 2019

Devon & Exeter Branch: Judges’ Training Day

September 3, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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The Devon & Exeter Branch of the ESU will be hosting a Judges' Training Day on 3rd September, conducted by Roger Tilbury. This promises to be an interesting and stimulating occasion and an opportunity to update and enhance our own skills as we judge those of the young students. A Light lunch will be provided -  free of charge for Branch members. Please contact Maureen Speller for further information: maureenspeller@hotmail.com

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Eastbourne Branch: Lunch & talk by Stephen Lloyd on ‘My life as an MP’

September 10, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, Paradise Drive BN20 8BP + Google Map

Join Eastbourne Branch for a lunch & talk by Stephen Lloyd MP For further details please call Sarah Carr on 01323 506308    

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Worcestershire Branch: George Blake – the Ideological Spy

September 12, 12:00 pm
The Beauchamp Community, The Beauchamp Community
Newlands, Malvern WR13 5AX
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This talk describes the life of George Blake, possibly the Soviet Union’s most dangerous spy. Blake went from being a religious zealot to Communist adherent in a few years, affected, he said, by the American influence and bombings in Korea, and his disappointment in the church. He revealed a great deal of secret information including the UK/US tunnel under Berlin. After capture and an horrendous 42 year sentence, he escaped from prison and now lives in Moscow.

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Devon & Exeter Branch: Dinner & Talk ‘Celestial Images: Saints and Sinners’ by Professor Michael Mendillo

September 18, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Devon & Exeter branch invite you to a dinner & talk on the subject of ‘Celestial Images: Saints and Sinners, Intersections of Astronomy, Art and Religion' by Professor Michael Mendillo from Boston University, Massachusetts. Celestial imagery of constellations spans human history, from cave art to modern digital representations of the sky.  Images of astronomy and the art of religion merged in the 17th Century in an audacious re-branding of the sky that replaced the pagan villains of antiquity with biblical…

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Liverpool Branch: Lunch and Talk ‘Liverpool and the Battle of the Atlantic’

September 20, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum, Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD
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To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic David Hearn will talk about Liverpool’s strategic role in this crucial battle of World War Two. Ticket price includes a two course lunch at the Athenaeum For further details please contact Sue Davies at suedaviesheswall@gmail.com

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Brighton Branch: Talk ‘Libya. A love lived, a life betrayed’

September 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Hove, BN3 2PJ United Kingdom
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The talk follows the trajectory of Susan M. Sandover, who was lucky enough to have chosen an enlightened, forward-thinking Libyan career diplomat, Bashir, to spend her life with. They supported each other through the traumas, difficulties, and terrifying experiences associated with the Gaddafi regime of US and NATO bombings, coups, a revolution and a blasphemy case but also enjoyed years of good times together.

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October 2019

Buckinghamshire Branch: Suffragettes and the Hughenden Vote

October 2, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church House Hughenden Manor, Church House Hughenden Manor
High Wycombe, HP14 4LA United Kingdom
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The ESU Buckinghamshire Branch invites you join them for a fascinating talk by Edward Thonne on the Suffragettes and the Hughenden Vote. 7.00pm Wednesday 2nd October Church House Hughenden Manor Event is Free with contribution for refreshments. For Bookings - contact Simon Kearey simonkearey@gmail.com 07956 183262

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