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April 2021

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 21st 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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London branch Zoom event: The Lost Portrait of Charles Dickens

Thursday, 22nd April, 6:30 pm

ESU London branch invites you to an evening with Dickens's great-great-great-granddaughter, art historian and author Lucinda Hawksley. In 1843, the Scottish artist Margaret Gillies painted a remarkable portrait of Charles Dickens – a painting that captured the author at the time he was writing A Christmas Carol. The portrait was exhibited in 1844 and then it disappeared, believed to have been destroyed, for 175 years. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating event when Dickens's great-great-great-granddaughter, art historian…

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SAVE THE DATE: ESU Churchill Public Speaking grand final

Saturday, 24th April, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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More details soon.

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Zoom event: In conversation with Baroness Prashar of Runnymede

Thursday, 29th April, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The Rt Hon. the Baroness Prashar CBE is a crossbench life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 26 July 1999. She was the first Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission, first Civil Service Commissioner, formerly Director of the Runnymede Trust and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, former Chancellor of De Montfort University, and a member of the Iraq Inquiry. She has been President of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Deputy Chair of the British…

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May 2021

The Cold War & Beyond

Thursday, 13th May, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Former British Ambassador to Russia, Sir Roderic Lyne joins the English-Speaking Union Lincolnshire Committee’s John Raine in conversation to talk about his varied and distinguished career and insight into current relationships at 6pm on Thursday, 13 May 2021 on Zoom. The event is free – please email Kelly Bevers for the access link at kelly.bevers@carlbom.co.uk. Son of senior RAF officer and Spitfire pilot Air Vice Marshal Michael Lyne (and point of interest for Lincolnshire locals: Commandant of RAF Cranwell in…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 19th 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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June 2021

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th 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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Lincolnshire Branch: Summer reception

Tuesday, 22nd June
Doddington Hall, Doddington Hall
Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU United Kingdom
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Once again James and Claire Birch have very kindly agreed to host the Lincolnshire branch Summer evening reception at Doddington Hall on Tuesday, 22 June. Members and supporters will be able to preview the magnificent new collection of military uniforms dating back a century or more as well as enjoy the Lincolnshire Artists Exhibition and, of course, catch up with old friends. Do put the date in your diary; we are finalising the details and will circulate them shortly.

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July 2021

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 21st July, 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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August 2021

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 18th August, 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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