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February 2020

London Branch: Book Club

February 26, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

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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Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘CONTEMPORARY AMERICA’

February 27, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedford, Park Lane, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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PROFESSOR GARY GERSTLE, Professor of American History and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge Gary Gerstle lives in Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is primarily an historian of 20th century America with particular expertise in immigration and race issues. He has lectured worldwide, and is frequently consulted for his views on contemporary questions in the USA. In his talk to us he will give a broad survey of current trends in American society – race relations, migration,…

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March 2020

Mid-Cheshire Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘In harmony’

March 10, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Portal Premier Golf Club, Forest Road
Tarporley, CW6 0JA United Kingdom
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Speaker From the Liverpool Philharmonic (to be named later) In harmony Liverpool was launched in 2009 and uses orchestral music making to improve the life chances of over 1500 children every week in North Liverpool. This is done by increasing confidence,  well-being, skills and resilience. It also enhances opportunities to travel, learn, perform and collaborate with professional musicians, international artists and other young people.

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Salisbury Branch: ‘The Mary Rose’ Edward Towne MA MSt PGCE

March 16, 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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Edward Towne graduated in European Studies from the University of East Anglia and later achieved a PGCE from Cambridge, an MA in Early Modern English History from the University of London and a MSt in Twentieth Century British History from the University of Oxford. His professional career was spent teaching History in state and independent Secondary Schools. Currently, Edward lectures to adults in a variety of organisations and acts as a reviewer and tour leader on historical topics. The “Mary…

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Save the date: Spring lunch at Dartmouth House

March 17, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join us for an audience with Princess Katya Galitzine who will deliver a fascinating talk about her mother, Jean Dawnay's, life as a Dior model, followed by a champagne lunch. The event, a celebration of the English-Speaking Union’s of global understanding through dialogue, will support the ESU’s vital charitable mission, giving young people the speaking and listening skills and cultural understanding they need to thrive.

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Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘Principles, Pragmatism and Politics…’

March 18, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Join Devon & Exeter Branch for a lunch followed by a talk on "Principles, Pragmatism and Politics - the making of public policy in the UK - and why it affects us all" by Professor Tony Stoller CBE. Professor Stoller graduated with degrees in both history and law from Cambridge. He has had many important roles in both the private and public sectors, including Principal Director of the John Lewis Partnership, Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Chief Executive…

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Bristol branch: One Man’s England

March 18, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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One Man’s England, the legacy of WG Hoskins, author of The  Making of the English Landscape Speaker Peter Jones

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Norwich & Norfolk Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘Kett’s Rebellion’

March 20, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Park Farm Hotel, Norwich Road
Hethertt, Norwich NR9 3DL United Kingdom
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Lunch followed by a talk on Kett’s  Rebellion by Barbara Miller

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London Branch: Book Club

March 25, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

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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Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘MARK RUTHERFORD’S PEOPLE’

March 31, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedford, Park Lane, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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DR MARK CREES English teacher, author, Chairman of the Rutherford Society. MARK RUTHERFORD’S PEOPLE Hale White was born in Bedford in 1831 and educated at Bedford Modern School. A nonconformist in religion and a civil servant and journalist. For his novels he assumed the pseudonym, Mark Rutherford. Dr Crees’s presentation will partly be a talk on Rutherford’s life and partly a dramatic reading of extracts from his novels to give a flavour of Rutherford’s writing.    The characters in the novels…

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