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February 2024

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 21st February, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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A photo containing different books, which is intended as a cover photo for a book club

The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Complete and updated ESU book club reading list for 2024 Dec 23 - Jan 2024: Stalin ate my homework – Alexei Sayle - 320pp Jan- Feb: A Bend in the…

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March 2024

An evening with Helen Russell

Tuesday, 5th March, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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We are excited to be joined on Tuesday, 5 March for an insightful evening with TedX speaker Helen Russell. Helen's new book 'How to Raise a Viking,' will be released on 15, February and this talk at the ESU will touch on all aspects of her book, as well as her new lifestyle. After a decade of living in Denmark and raising a family there, author and speaker Helen Russell noticed that Nordic children are different to children back home.…

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Salisbury Branch: Music of the English Country Church with Frances Howard

Monday, 11th March, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, England SP1 2SD United Kingdom
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Join the Salisbury Branch of the ESU for a talk on the history of the Music of the English Country Church at the White Hart Hotel, hosted by Frances Howard. ‘Music of the English Parish Church’ is a subject which brings to life a music tradition that is under the radar of most books about music. Great musical achievements do not arrive ‘oven ready’, Handel’s Messiah or Beethoven’s 5th Symphony need singers and orchestras who can perform these works. Frances’…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 20th 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 indefinitely

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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A photo containing different books, which is intended as a cover photo for a book club

The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Complete and updated ESU book club reading list for 2024 Dec 23 - Jan 2024: Stalin ate my homework – Alexei Sayle - 320pp Jan- Feb: A Bend in the…

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ESU Quiz Night

Thursday, 21st March, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Brush up on your general knowledge and join us for the annual ESU Quiz night! Eight teams of up to eight people will battle it out to win the top prize of the evening, a Dartmouth House bar tab worth £60! Each team will tackle a variety of topics across different themed rounds. There will be a maximum of 8 people per team. However, you do not need a team to participate, come along by yourself and find your team…

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South Wales Branch Lunch

Monday, 25th March, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road
Cardiff, CF11 8AZ United Kingdom
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Join the South Wales branch of the ESU at the Cardiff City Stadium for a lunch time conversation with Dr John Geraint and Roy Noble. There will also be an opportunity to hear from the chairman of the ESU, Miles Young. Dr John Geraint will be talking about 'Making History on Film and in Print.' He will be introduced by Welsh TV and radio personality Roy Noble. The event will take place in the Ricoh Suite of Cardiff City Stadium…

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April 2024

Salisbury Branch: The parting of the desert- the building of the Suez Canal with Stephen Carr-Smith

Monday, 8th April, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, England SP1 2SD United Kingdom
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The building of the Suez Canal was both a marvel of engineering construction and the symbolic meeting of East and West. It was the vision of Ferdinand de Lesseps, a French diplomat, who with his enthusiasm for the project won the vital backing of Louis Napoleon, whose perseverance overcame the British Prime Minister’s determination to prevent the Canal’s completion; and whose friendship with an 11-year-old Egyptian boy, with a craving for spaghetti, paid dividends. It was de Lesseps’ pioneer spirit…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 17th 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 indefinitely

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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A photo containing different books, which is intended as a cover photo for a book club

The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Complete and updated ESU book club reading list for 2024 Dec 23 - Jan 2024: Stalin ate my homework – Alexei Sayle - 320pp Jan- Feb: A Bend in the…

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Lord Lieutenant Julie Spence in conversation with Alastair Niven

Wednesday, 17th April, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Lord-lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Julie Spence is in conversation with Alastair Niven. Continuing this popular series of ESU Conversations, Alastair Niven will explore the trajectory of Julie’s career in these important public offices. The role of Lord-lieutenant is mirrored across the UK. Julie Spence stands in for the King at any events or duties where it is appropriate for him to be represented. It will be the first of a new occasional series exploring aspects of monarchy in Britain, how it…

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ESU Schools’ Mace Grand Final 2024

Thursday, 18th April, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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5 students celebrating their win at the School's Mace Grand Final

We welcome you to the Grand Final of the ESU Schools’ Mace, taking place on Thursday 18th April. The ESU Schools' Mace is the oldest and largest competition of its kind, involving around 300 schools each year! Guests are welcome to join us at Dartmouth House for the semi-finals and finals where they will be able to enjoy the debates throughout the day. As well as, various networking opportunities. At the end of the day, you will be able to…

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