Hastings 1066 July meeting
The Hastings July meeting included lunch and a talk given by a retired commercial lady pilot, Zohar Sylph and her experiences.
Exeter centenary dinner
Exeter’s black-tie dinner celebration of the ESU’s centenary focused heavily on the educational aims and transformational potential of the ESU’s core programmes.
Bedfordshire Junior Debate Academy holds second annual meeting
The Junior debate academy meeting saw eight Bedfordshire schools debate on four topics spanning censorship, social networking, blood sports and women MPs.
Exeter lunch with James Levelle
The guest speaker at the Exeter branch April Meeting was James Levelle, adventurer and filmmaker. His talk was entitled “Free Ride to South America". The Times said of James that “He’s nice but mad”.
The Bedfordshire Junior Public Speaking Competitions
Bedford School hosted eighteen schools for the eighth junior Public Speaking Competitions.
Ouse Valley centenary lunch meeting: Anglo American relations
The Junior Public Speaking lunch meeting show cased the talents of year 4/5 Bedfordshire students.
Exeter branch talk on migration by Jonathan Lee Draper
The Exeter and District branch hosted Dr Jonathan Draper who was Dean of Exeter Cathedral from 2011 to 2017. He is now the part-time General Secretary of Modern Church, a liberal Christian charity.
Public Speaking Competition for schools: Liverpool & Merseyside
The Liverpool & Merseyside branch final for the Public Speaking Competition winners were chosen in a tight and close competition.
Midlands regional final of Public Speaking Competition
The Midlands Final of the Public Speaking Competition was hosted by Oxfordshire this year. With great difficulty the judges decided to award first place to Oxford Spires Academy with the Pates Grammar School team as a very worthy runner-up.
West Sussex Performing Shakespeare Final
The regional final of Performing Shakespeare was held at the Bishop’s Palace in Chichester. Showcasing a close competition for 2018.