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January 2022

Matthew Rycroft in conversation with Alastair Niven

Monday, 31st January, 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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ESU Secondary School Exchange Webinar

Monday, 31st January, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Are you interested in spending a whole academic year at a US high school during your gap year?   The ESU’s Secondary School Exchange offers students the opportunity to spend a gap year at an American high school at the end of Year 13. It’s a fantastic chance for students to spend time abroad broadening their horizons, making new friends and continuing their education free of exam pressures.   Students return with increased confidence, a better understanding of diverse perspectives…

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February 2022

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th February, 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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Sunday Debate at Dartmouth House, 27th February 2022, 4pm

Sunday, 27th February, 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 the present state of emergency demonstrates that we should prioritise security and safety over individual liberty. Join us for a lively show debate on Sunday 27th February, 4pm. Among those debating in Mace format will be David Langwallner, Barrister at Law at 1MCB Chambers and writer; Tom Hamilton, Associate Director of WPI Strategy; and Marc Whitmore, CEO of UpRising. Please reserve your tickets here: https://esusundaydebate.eventbrite.co.uk This event will be supported by ‘Cassandra Voices’, the publisher of…

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March 2022

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th March, 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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Zoom Event: The ESU Friendly International Forum

Monday, 21st March, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Friendly International Forum is an informal forum aimed at exchanging views, with an underlying aim of building future collaborations and initiatives. The host of the FIF will move between different ESUs internationally and each forum will be centred around a topic. The topic of this second FIF meeting will be: 'Owing to the decline in international travel due to COVID and concerns about the climate emergency, what effect will this have on the ESU's mission of fostering cross cultural…

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English-Speaking Union Spring lunch

Tuesday, 22nd March, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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A celebratory talk by Katya Galitzine on her mother’s life as a Dior Model in the 1950s. This will be followed by a Champagne lunch. The event will be held on Tuesday 22nd March at 11.30am at Dartmouth House in Mayfair (close to Green Park tube station). This event is part of the English-Speaking Union's programme of celebrating global understanding through dialogue and will support our vital charitable mission of giving young people the speaking and listening skills and cultural…

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Lincolnshire Branch Event: Educating for the Future – An Evening with Sir Jon Coles

Tuesday, 29th March, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The Lincolnshire Branch of the ESU are linking with Dartmouth House to host an online evening with Sir John Coles in conversation with ESU Education Director, Sue Riley.    Sir Jon Coles  Sir Jon Coles is Chief Executive of United Learning, a group of over 80 academies and independent schools established 130 years ago.   Jon spent 15 years at the Department for Education and its predecessors, the last four on its Board as Director General for Schools and for Education…

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April 2022

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 20th April, 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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May 2022

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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