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July 2021

London branch event: The World Of The TEDx Talk

Thursday, 8th July, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Ever dreamt of speaking at a TEDx conference? Curious for an inside look into that world? Join ESU young members Serena Parekh and Miles Contreras-Brown in conversation with the current Curator of TEDxLondon, Maryam Pasha. In this wide-ranging online fireside chat, gain insights into… What makes the best TEDx speakers stand out How best to identify compelling potential TEDx speech material What it takes to speak with impact on the big day! Maryam Pasha Maryam is the Director and Curator…

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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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September 2021

ESU Members’ Event: Afternoon Tea at the House of Lords

Tuesday, 14th September, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Lord Ian Duncan of Springbank, Honorary President of the English-Speaking Union in Scotland, invites ESU members and their guests to afternoon tea at the House of Lords in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the ESU Churchill public speaking competition. The event will take place in Cholmondeley Room and the House of Lords Terrace, a classic menu of sandwiches, tea and cakes served.  Reserve your tickets here

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 15th September, 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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Salisbury branch AGM and ‘Beyond that last Blue Mountain’ talk

Monday, 20th September, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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The Salisbury branch AGM will be followed by a talk by Oriental carpet specialist Harriet Sandys about her experiences in central Asia. Entitled ‘Beyond that last Blue Mountain’, it will cover the fascinating story of her time in Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion and what she did to help the refugees there, her travels with the Peshmerga in the newly-liberated Iraqi Kurdistan in 1991, and her time spent with a group of unemployed builders and decorators driving convoys of food…

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ESU Bristol talk: ‘About Britain – a journey of 70 years and 1,345 miles’ by Professor Tim Coles

Tuesday, 21st September, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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Tim Coles, Professor of Social History at the University of Bristol, will talk about his book ‘About Britain – a journey of 70 years and 1,345 miles’. In 1951, the Festival of Britain commissioned a series of short guides they dubbed 'handbooks for the explorer'. Their aim was to encourage readers to venture out beyond the capital and on to 'the roads and the by-roads' to see Britain as a 'living country'. Yet these thirteen guides did more than celebrate…

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October 2021

Lincoln Book Festival

Monday, 11th October, 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Collection, Danes Terrace
Lincoln, LN2 1LP United Kingdom
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The Lincolnshire branch of the ESU is delighted to support the Lincoln Book Festival 2021. We are sponsoring the opening night at 6.15pm on 11 October with crime writer superstar Mark Billingham and  Lincolnshire-based author and clinical psychologist Philippa East discussing their thrilling new novels at The Collection in Lincoln.  Join us there as it promises to be a fascinating evening.  Tickets are £10 and can be booked at lpac.co.uk/event/with-crime-on-their-minds/.

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 20th October, 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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Two historic buildings

Thursday, 21st October, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Following the success of its Zoom evenings in lockdown, the Lincolnshire branch invites you to join them for an evening of fascinating insights into the delights and challenges of running two of the nation’s unique historic buildings. Zoom host and Chair of ESU Lincolnshire Sir Michael Graydon will be joined by Ann Kenrick OBE, Chief Executive and Master of The Charterhouse, and the first female Master in the almshouse’s 400 year history, and James Birch, former President of the Historic…

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