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January 2021

Zoom event: Enlightenment Sea Monsters: Language, Information and Truth

Monday, 18th January, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire ESU invites you to join Professor Raven, for a short zoom lecture followed by a group discussion. In this informal talk, Professor Raven shares his new historical work in progress - a ‘book biography’ that examines the global influence of a now-forgotten eighteenth-century best-seller. It is a story of an intellectual Scandinavian bishop, determined to explore, explain and write about the natural world, but, persuaded by the truth of sightings and myths about sea monsters, became embroiled in debates…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 20th January, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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Zoom event: Philosopher Professor Cheshire Calhoun explores the meaning and importance of civility

Thursday, 28th January, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Georgian building Dartmouth House photographed on the road with blue sky and union jack flag

What is civility? Why does it matter? And what is its place in an ever-changing world? On Thursday, 28 January at 7.30pm, Professor Cheshire Calhoun, CLAS Trustee Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University, will consider these questions in what promises to be a fascinating evening. A Q&A led by ESU Chair, Professor James Raven, will follow. Reserve your ticket here: https://esu_civility_series.eventbrite.co.uk  

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February 2021

Zoom event: From Brycgstow to Bristol in 45 Bridges

Thursday, 4th February, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU Bristol branch invites you to an evening with Jeff Lucas to explore the Bridges of Bristol Bristol has 45 bridges that span its main waterways that can be crossed by foot. Each has a story to tell about the history and growth of the city, from the city's origins as the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Brycstow (the "Place of the Bridge") to the present day. They are stories about trade, transport, communities, engineering and design. In this talk, Jeff Lucas…

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