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October 2022

REIMAGINED: An evening with Cameron Owen

Tuesday, 11th October, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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REIMAGINED: International pianist, singer and Juilliard graduate, Cameron Owen (aka Cameron Richardson-Eames) presents his own cinematic interpretations of familiar song repertoire, as well as original material blending his classical pedigree with mainstream influences. With guest appearances by acclaimed West End composer, Pippa Cleary, and West End dancers. The performance will start at 6.30pm sharp and will be followed by a drinks reception. Please reserve your ticket(s) here: https://cameronowen.eventbrite.co.uk

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 19th October, 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 Tuesday, 31st January 2023

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Book club reading list for 2022: Dec- Jan: Washington Square – Henry James (266pp) Jan- Feb: Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (352pp) Feb – March:…

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2022 ESU Evelyn Wrench Lecture with Rowan Williams

Wednesday, 19th October, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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We are delighted to announce this year’s Evelyn Wrench lecture will be given by Dr Rowan Williams who will deliver a talk on the freedom of speech and ‘culture wars’. Rowan Williams has recently retired as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and was previously Archbishop of Canterbury. Prior to that, he taught theology in Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Yale, and has written widely in theology, spirituality and contemporary issues. His original research focus was on Russian religious thought. His most…

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ZOOM EVENT: THE ESU FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL FORUM HOSTED BY ESU-USA

Tuesday, 25th October, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The ESU Friendly International Forum is an informal forum aimed at exchanging views, with an underlying aim of building future collaborations and initiatives. The host of the FIF moves between different ESUs internationally and each forum centres around a topic selected by the hosting nation. The topic of this fifth FIF, hosted by our colleagues at ESU-USA, will be: ‘How do we facilitate cross-cultural exchange and understanding in our respective countries, and what benefits do we see from this?’ The…

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The ESU International Council Meeting 2022

Thursday, 27th October - Monday, 31st October
Karachi, Mövenpick Karachi, Club Road
Karachi, Karachi City Sindh 75530 Pakistan
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The English-Speaking Union International Council Meeting 2022 is being held in Karachi, Pakistan from Thursday, 27 to Monday, 31 October 2022. The ICM is a formal annual meeting of International ESUs from across the globe, and ESU members and guests who wish to attend would receive a very warm welcome from ESU Pakistan. The package cost for delegates is £450 per attendee, and £410 per attendee for their guests. If you would like further information and to book a place…

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November 2022

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 16th November, 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 Tuesday, 31st January 2023

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Book club reading list for 2022: Dec- Jan: Washington Square – Henry James (266pp) Jan- Feb: Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (352pp) Feb – March:…

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December 2022

SAVE THE DATE: English Speaking Union’s AGM

Tuesday, 6th December, 5:00 pm - 6:00 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

Please save the date for our annual general meeting.

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ESU Quizmas at Dartmouth House

Tuesday, 6th December, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Open House London | Dartmouth House | Robert Adam frieplace

The ESU will be celebrating the yuletide season with a fabulously festive Christmas quiz at Dartmouth House on Tuesday, 6 December at 7pm! Brush up on your general knowledge and get ready to prove your status as a 'snow-it-all'! Ten teams of up to eight people will battle it out to win the top prize of the evening, tackling a variety of topics across different themed rounds. See the link below to book your tickets - entry per team is…

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London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 21st December, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Tuesday, 31st January 2023

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Book club reading list for 2022: Dec- Jan: Washington Square – Henry James (266pp) Jan- Feb: Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (352pp) Feb – March:…

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January 2023

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 18th January 2023, 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 Tuesday, 31st January 2023

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The ESU London Branch Members' book club meets once a month at Dartmouth House to exchange views on a book chosen by the group. Discussions take place from 11.00-12.30hrs on the third Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join our friendly and informal club please contact Kathleen Earley on earley.kathleen@gmail.com Book club reading list for 2022: Dec- Jan: Washington Square – Henry James (266pp) Jan- Feb: Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (352pp) Feb – March:…

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March 2023

SAVE THE DATE: ESU Schools’ Mace finals day

Monday, 27th March 2023
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Save the date for the finals day of the ESU Schools' Mace, the oldest and largest debating competition for schools. Over 300 schools compete in the Schools' Mace each year, but only twelve teams reach the finals day at Dartmouth House. Just two teams will make it to the grand final, where the winning team of the ESU Schools' Mace 2023 will be decided. More information will be available soon.

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May 2023

ESU International Public Speaking Competition 2023

Monday, 8th May 2023 - Friday, 12th May 2023
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The ESU International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) is the world’s largest competition of its kind. Bringing together participants, aged 16-20, from over 50 countries for a week of cultural exchange and competition, the IPSC is one of the ESU’s flagship programmes. The Grand Final on Friday, 12 May will see the very best 6-8 young performers deliver their speech and follows the competition heats held earlier in the week. More details to follow soon.

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