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10 things you didn’t know about Japan  

From an island full of rabbits to ways to say sorry, Natasha McGowan uncovers some little-known facts about the land of the rising sun

How debating can make the world better

Julian Bell, Head of English and Debating at Godolphin and Latymer School, offers his thoughts on the importance of debating

‘Knowing how to express yourself is key to absolutely everything’ 

Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis is impressed by the students in the West Sussex area finals of the ESU’s Performing Shakespeare competition

A message from our Chair - June 2020

James Raven on how communication and confidence can help combat ignorance and intolerance

The Public Speaking Competition at 60

As the ESU’s Public Speaking Competition celebrates its 60th anniversary we catch up with Michael Heppner who was instrumental in setting up the London branch of the contest

Diplomatic Incident in Colchester

Gnomes steal the show at local public speaking competition

A message from our Chair

Professor James Raven on how the ESU can respond to the current crisis

South Hampstead High School wins English-Speaking Union’s Oracy Culture Award 2020 

ESU Oracy Culture Award winner announced

Lindemann Outreach- ‘Introduction to Science’

The Lindemann Trust organised a day of science talks for Year 6 students at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Former head of Chilean school wins ESU International Oracy Teacher Award  

Teacher working in Chile recognised for excellence in oracy teaching

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