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Pizza & Polemic

Jon Kempton, Director of Admissions and Marketing at Langley School in Norfolk, tells us how he introduced debating not only to his school, but to 14 other schools in the area - all down to the power of pizza

Jasmine Sandhar

Debate Academy alumna and frequent volunteer Jasmine spent a year in rural Indiana on the Secondary School Exchange, and believes in the power of young people's voices

Lyn Roseaman

ESU volunteer Lyn is a bestselling author and founder of a public speaking coaching business, and is passionate about empowering young people to find their voices

Serena Parekh

Co-chair of the Young Members Forum and frequent volunteer Serena has participated in several ESU programmes over the years as both competitor and judge

Ouse Valley Junior Public Speaking Competition Winners

Congratulations to winners George and Effieh

Annual ESU and ROSL Garden Party Revived

The Salisbury and South Wiltshire branch has enjoyed a successful social

Ameeta Sabharwal

Ameeta coordinates the ever-popular ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition in Hertfordshire, and believes in the power of cross-cultural understanding

Miles Contreras-Brown

SSE alumnus and London branch committee member Miles believes there has never been a better time to get involved with the ESU

Hats off to Lincolnshire branch

We’re delighted to report that Lincolnshire branch has resumed their in-person events

A female secondary school student with head dress and glasses on sitting while speaking with a pencil in her hand.

Narrative skills are fundamental and indispensable in business in the 21st century

Ground breaking research reveals how prominent business leaders in the United Kingdom see ‘narrative’ as an integral part of doing business

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