On a bright, sunny morning Judith, Rosalind, Ron and Ruth met on Saturday, 15th September 2018 at 08.00 hrs to set up an exhibition in the Forum Library, Norwich on the One Hundred Year history of the English Speaking Union and the history of the Norwich Branch formed on Thursday 11th February 1924 at the Castle Museum.
Our aim was to present ourselves to the public and to promote awareness of the ESU and of our branch. Publicity included the Discovering Voices Project, Public Speaking and Debating Competitions and the programme of our monthly lunchtime meetings with speakers and accompanying photographs.
We invited visitors to take part in an ‘English Quiz for Everyone’ and to complete a short questionnaire on a map of Australia. We were very grateful to Alex Bailey, head of Branch Education Liaison who joined us for the day and we received an excellent response from the general public, covering all age-ranges from primary to secondary school pupils, university students, teachers and the retired from many different walks of life including the Armed Forces. Truly it can be said that there is something for everyone at the English Speaking Union.