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A Festival of Ideas About Speaking and Listening  

Tom Wright from the University of Sussex reports on the recent Uses of Oracy conference

Oracy comes first in Cardiff

ESU South Wales branch sponsors a primary school oracy workshop and competition hosted by Howell’s School in Cardiff  

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Re-engaging with the ESU - Sarah Harding

1990 Secondary School Exchange alumna Sarah Harding tells us how she has enjoyed recently reconnecting with the ESU

A picture of a young female debater standing in front of a fireplace inside the ESU London's office building at Dartmouth House.

Bromley High School and Ibstock Place School go through to the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition Grand Finals

Bromley High School and Ibstock Place School win the London Regional Finals amidst an immensely high standard of competition

Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls wins the Mace!

First-time debaters win the ESU Schools’ Mace debating competition 2022

A photograph of the Wales Branch Public Speaking Competition Winners 2022 holding the trophy.

Argoed High School to represent Wales at the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Final

South Wales branch hosted a lively regional final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking competition, with Argoed High School succeeding to the Grand Finals as the winning team

Public speaking competitions in the new age

Local coordinator Steph Thorne recounts how the East Midlands region’s hybrid competition got on

The importance of public debate

Following our first show debate of 2022, David Langwallner writes on why such fora are so vital

A photograph of three female students of South Wiltshire Grammar School along with an old man and an old woman standing in front of a registration table inside a hall.

Success for South Wiltshire Grammar School

South Wiltshire Grammar School triumphs at the South West Region Final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition

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