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October 2020

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 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 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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November 2020

ESU Evelyn Wrench Lecture with Baroness Hale of Richmond

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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On Tuesday, 10 November at 7.30pm, Baroness Hale of Richmond will give the English-Speaking Union Evelyn Wrench Lecture 2020, on the subject of ‘Getting the Message Across: Communication and Transparency in the UK Supreme Court’ the event, will take place over Zoom.

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 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 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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ESU Bristol Branch zoom event: ‘Bristol on the Box’

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 7:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Georgian building Dartmouth House photographed on the road with blue sky and union jack flag

Join Bristol branch of the English-Speaking Union for an evening with film producer David Parker, to explore stories from the city's past.

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Lincolnshire Branch: AN EVENING ONLINE WITH THE AIR TRANSPORT AUXILIARY

Monday, 30th November 2020, 6:00 pm
Lincolnshire Branch, Mansions of the Future, 15-16 St Mary’s Street
Lincoln, Lincolnshire N5 7EQ. United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire Branch of the ESU commemorates The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) on the 75th anniversary of its disbandment. About this Event The 30th November 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the disbandment of this remarkable band of men and women. A commemoration at White Waltham would have been a fitting occasion to pay tribute to them; with the pandemic this has not been feasible, but it is the privilege of the Lincolnshire Branch of the English Speaking Union to present…

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December 2020

ONLINE EVENT: WHY DO WE DEBATE?

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join us to explore the purpose of debate in civil society. The discussion, chaired by Prof. James Raven, Chair of the ESU, will be led by our panel: Dr Katie East, Lecturer in the History of Radical Ideas at Newcastle University; Bilal Mahmood, ESU Governor, senior legal consultant for China Construction Bank, and internationally acknowledged mentor to generations of young debaters; and Christopher L. Peterson, the Democratic candidate for the Governorship of Utah and John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 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 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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ESU London branch AGM

Friday, 18th December 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Open House London | Dartmouth House | Robert Adam frieplace

The ESU London Branch would like to invite all ESU members of London branch to its Annual General Meeting, being held on 18 December 2020 at 3pm on Zoom. The meeting is an opportunity hear what the committee has been doing this year, and its plans for next year. It is also a forum for our membership to be heard – to let us know what we are doing well, and what we could improve on. Amongst other things, we…

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January 2021

Zoom event: Enlightenment Sea Monsters: Language, Information and Truth

Monday, 18th January, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire ESU invites you to join Professor Raven, for a short zoom lecture followed by a group discussion. In this informal talk, Professor Raven shares his new historical work in progress - a ‘book biography’ that examines the global influence of a now-forgotten eighteenth-century best-seller. It is a story of an intellectual Scandinavian bishop, determined to explore, explain and write about the natural world, but, persuaded by the truth of sightings and myths about sea monsters, became embroiled in debates…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 20th January, 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 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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