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April 2020

South Wales Branch: Members’ Lunch with Guest speaker, Professor James Raven.

April 22, 12:30 pm

ESU member's lunch at Cardiff City Hospitality Suites with guest speaker Professor James Raven. More details and tickets available by emailing esuswb@gmail.com. Directions and ticket prices available on request.

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Devon & Exeter Branch: Annual Black Tie Dinner – CANCELLED

April 22, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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We regret that this event has been cancelled. Devon & Exeter Branch's annual Black Tie Dinner with a talk autobiographical talk from Billy “Scratch” Hitchen. At the end of the Easter holidays in 1963, Billy ‘Scratch’  Hitchen, instead of returning to school in Salcombe, having already been expelled by his mother, who was the head of East Portlemouth School, chose to run away to sea: he was just 14. Before the age of 19, he had sailed round the world…

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English Speaking Union Competition Entry

April 22, 7:00 pm - October 1, 10:00 pm
Free

This is the place to register for all ESU secondary school competitions Register here to take part in: Schools' Mace Debating (years 7-13)ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition (years 9-11)Performing Shakespeare (years 7-9)Public Speaking competition: Challenges students to engage with wide-ranging cross-curricular topics, while helping to meet National Curriculum speaking and listening targetsRegular hints, tips and resources which you can use to improve oracy skills in your classroomYears 9-11£45 per team (up to two teams per school) Heats from November to February,…

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (South West) Area Final

April 23, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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60th ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition Grand Final

April 25
Churchill College Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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Picture of a Public Speaking Competition Team

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition 60th Grand Final

April 25, 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Storey's Way
Cambridge, England CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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Free

Come and see our work in action as one of the oldest continuously running public speaking competitions in the UK reaches its final stage. The Grand Final is the culmination of five months of Public Speaking competitions throughout England and Wales. The young speakers have got through over 80 local branch heats and finals, and eight regional finals to make it to the Grand Final. The competition involves two teams of three (speaker, chair and questioner) competing against each other…

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Performing Shakespeare Competition West Area Final

April 27, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (North West) Area Final

April 28, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (South East) Area Final

April 28, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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London Branch: Book Club

April 29, 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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