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May 2021

The Cold War & Beyond

Thursday, 13th May, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Former British Ambassador to Russia, Sir Roderic Lyne joins the English-Speaking Union Lincolnshire Committee’s John Raine in conversation to talk about his varied and distinguished career and insight into current relationships at 6pm on Thursday, 13 May 2021 on Zoom. The event is free – please email Kelly Bevers for the access link at kelly.bevers@carlbom.co.uk. Son of senior RAF officer and Spitfire pilot Air Vice Marshal Michael Lyne (and point of interest for Lincolnshire locals: Commandant of RAF Cranwell in…

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JOIN US FOR THE IPSC GRAND FINAL

Friday, 14th May, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join us on Friday 14 May at 5pm BST for the grand final of the International Public Speaking Competition, where the best candidates from around the world will be speaking on the theme ‘The best route to change engages all voices’. Participants will perform in front of our eminent panel of judges comprising: The Rt. Hon Robert Buckland QC, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Victoria Bingham, Head, South Hampstead High School, won IPSC 1995 representing Belgium Debbie…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 19th May, 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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ESU YOUNG MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS FORUM

Wednesday, 26th May, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The ESU is holding a Zoom forum to bring together young members and volunteers from around the country to discuss not only what they can do to further the work of the English-Speaking Union supporting the ESU’s oracy work with schools, but also to consider how the ESU can create a engaging and fulfilling membership experience for those under 30. The forum will feature a discussion between six young members and volunteers, before it is opened up to the floor…

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June 2021

ZOOM EVENT: Jatinder Verma MBE in conversation with Alastair Niven

Tuesday, 8th June, 6:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join the English-Speaking Union for an online event with Jatinder Verma MBE Born in Tanzania and raised in Kenya until the age of 14, Jatinder Verma MBE has been a formidable figure in the British arts world for over 40 years and is regarded as one of the leading authorities in the country on diversity issues. In 1976 he was the co-founder of Tara Arts, the British Asian theatre company which now has its own Tara Theatre in London. In…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th June, 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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Lincolnshire Branch: Summer reception

Tuesday, 22nd June, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doddington Hall, Doddington Hall
Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU United Kingdom
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Once again James and Claire Birch have very kindly agreed to host the Lincolnshire branch Summer evening reception at Doddington Hall on Tuesday, 22 June. Members and supporters will be able to preview the magnificent new collection of military uniforms dating back a century or more as well as enjoy the Lincolnshire Artists Exhibition and, of course, catch up with old friends. Tickets cost £10 per ticket; please book via Kelly.Bevers@carlbom.co.uk.

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Salisbury branch: A Luncheon Party

Saturday, 26th June, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The Chairman of the ESU Salisbury & South Wiltshire branch requests the pleasure of your company at 'A Luncheon Party' on Saturday 26th June, from 12 noon to 3pm in a garden in Blandford Forum. Tickets:  Members £20; Guests £25 to include a 2-course Buffet Lunch with wine. Cheques payable to The English-Speaking Union to be sent no later than Friday 11th June to: Terence Dear, Hon. Secretary, 11 Marsh’s Court, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7LG. Further details:  esusalisbury-secretary@esu.org; 01258…

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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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