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May 2020

Performing Shakespeare Competition South East Area Final

May 11, 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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2020 International Public Speaking Competition Grand Final

May 15, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, England W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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The ESU International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) is the world’s largest competition of its kind. Bringing together participants, aged 16-20, from over 50 countries for a week of cultural exchange and competition, the IPSC is one of the ESU's flagship programmes. The Grand Final will see the very best 6-8 young performers deliver their speech, and follows the competition heats held earlier in the week. Tea and coffee will be provided from 1pm, and the final itself will commence at…

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Oxfordshire Branch: Visit to Grey’s Court

May 19
Grey’s Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames RG9 4PG United Kingdom + Google Map

Oxfordshire branch hosts a visit to Grey's Court at Rotherfield Greys, for a tour of the gardens and house. To book a place or for any further information about the visit, please contact Jan at janetstokescarter@hotmail.com

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Literary event: Hugo Vickers talk on ‘The Life of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough’

May 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The English-Speaking Union invites you to a reception at Dartmouth House followed by a talk by Hugo Vickers who will discuss his book The Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon – Duchess of Marlborough About the book: One of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, Gladys Deacon dazzled and puzzled the glittering social circles in which she moved. Born in Paris to American parents in 1881, Gladys emerged from a traumatic childhood - her father having shot…

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Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk by Fran Unsworth “The Public Service Role of the BBC…”- CANCELLED

May 22, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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We regret that this event has been cancelled. Join Devon & Exter Branch for Lunch followed by an informative talk on “The Public Service Role of the BBC in the Gathering and Broadcasting of News and Current Affairs” by Fran Unsworth. Francesca Mary ("Fran") Unsworth is a journalist and media executive. Fran began her broadcasting career in local radio, working in Leicester and Bristol, before becoming producer of Radio 1's Newsbeat. In 1990 she moved to Radio 4 and was…

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London Branch: Book Club

May 27, 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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South Wales Branch: ESU Introduction Evening

May 27, 6:30 pm

Introduction Evening hosted and sponsored by Cardiff solicitors, Hugh James, who have made available their spectacular 7th floor hospitality suite with terrace and magnificent views over the Cardiff skyline. More details and tickets available by emailing esuswb@gmail.com. Directions and ticket prices available on request.

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June 2020

Grand Final of the ESU Performing Shakespeare at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon

June 21
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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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

June 24, 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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July 2020

Oxfordshire Branch: Annual Dinner

July 3
Jesus College, Oxford, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW United Kingdom + Google Map

On 3 July 2020, Oxfordshire Branch hosts their Annual Dinner at Jesus College, Oxford. To book a place or for any further information about the dinner, please contact Jan at janetstokescarter@hotmail.com

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