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Lincolnshire branch sculpture exhibition at Doddington Hall

The Lincolnshire branch held the annual sculpture exhibition at Doddington Hall, raising money for Debate Academy.

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The anatomy of murder talk at Chichester branch

Chichester chairman Anthony Davies, as a QC, gave an interesting talk on the anatomy of murder. The talk raised money for the ESU.

Romania Debate Tour 2018

ESU oracy coach Eddy Booth shares his experience of teaching debating in Constanta.

Hastings 1066 AGM at Freezeland Farm

Hastings 1066 met at Freezeland Farm for their Annual General Meeting in June where there was a talk about saving the Rhinos.

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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”.

Philippines fields best young speaker

Johanne Jazmin Tan Jabines from the Philippines beat 50 other contestants from across the world to win the International Public Speaking Competition 2018.

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