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A perfect summer’s evening in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire members enjoyed an idyllic evening at Doddington Hall’s biennial Sculpture show

Schools' Mace competition

Six benefits of public speaking competitions for students of all ages

Gavin Illsley, the ESU's Head of Programmes explains why students who take part in public speaking competitions see benefits both in and out of the classroom

Meet new ESU trustee Sarah Harding

An ESU alumna with an international upbringing, new trustee Sarah Harding tells us a little bit about herself

Ouse Valley Primary Public Speaking Competition

Brickhill Primary School wins the Ouse Valley Primary School Public Speaking Competition 2022

two students debating

What is Debating? The ESU’s complete guide to the history and development of debating

What is debating? Dr. Matt Hilborn dives into the history, developments, and relevancy in today’s world

Why oracy matters

Find out how the English-Speaking Union can support oracy in your school with our free webinars.

‘Our revels now are ended’

Gripping drama at the grand final of the Performing Shakespeare competition 2022

‘Every day feels like a life-changing day. I am constantly learning and seeing new perspectives that affect how I view life’

An update from Jody, the Lincolnshire branch’s travel scholar who has been working and travelling in Honduras and beyond

20 teenagers in marble courtyard of Dartmouth House

From a class project to the ESU International Final

Quinten Jakobs, the Dutch representative in this year’s IPSC, tells us about his experience


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