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July 2019

South Wales Branch: Summer Garden Party

July 25, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fonmon Castle, Fonmon Castle
Fonmon, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3ZN
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Join the South Wales branch for ‘canapés, capers and camaraderie’ in the stunning setting of Fonmon Castle. Members only event, to make a booking please email

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August 2019

Lincoln Branch: Ceramics Exhibition

August 6, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Doddington Hall, Doddington Hall
Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU United Kingdom
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The Lincoln branch invites all ESU members to tour the garden sculptures and stableyard galleries. To book please email:

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September 2019

Devon & Exeter Branch: Judges’ Training Day

September 3, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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The Devon & Exeter Branch of the ESU will be hosting a Judges' Training Day on 3rd September, conducted by Roger Tilbury. This promises to be an interesting and stimulating occasion and an opportunity to update and enhance our own skills as we judge those of the young students. A Light lunch will be provided -  free of charge for Branch members. Please contact Maureen Speller for further information:

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Eastbourne Branch: Lunch & talk by Stephen Lloyd on ‘My life as an MP’

September 10, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, Paradise Drive BN20 8BP + Google Map

Join Eastbourne Branch for a lunch & talk by Stephen Lloyd MP For further details please call Sarah Carr on 01323 506308    

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Worcestershire Branch: George Blake – the Ideological Spy

September 12, 12:00 pm
The Beauchamp Community, The Beauchamp Community
Newlands, Malvern WR13 5AX
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This talk describes the life of George Blake, possibly the Soviet Union’s most dangerous spy. Blake went from being a religious zealot to Communist adherent in a few years, affected, he said, by the American influence and bombings in Korea, and his disappointment in the church. He revealed a great deal of secret information including the UK/US tunnel under Berlin. After capture and an horrendous 42 year sentence, he escaped from prison and now lives in Moscow.

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October 2019

Buckinghamshire Branch: Suffragettes and the Hughenden Vote

October 2, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church House Hughenden Manor, Church House Hughenden Manor
High Wycombe, HP14 4LA United Kingdom
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The ESU Buckinghamshire Branch invites you join them for a fascinating talk by Edward Thonne on the Suffragettes and the Hughenden Vote. 7.00pm Wednesday 2nd October Church House Hughenden Manor Event is Free with contribution for refreshments. For Bookings - contact Simon Kearey 07956 183262

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November 2019

Dartmouth House: Thanksgiving Dinner

November 27, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Open House London | Dartmouth House | The long drawing room

Please save the date for our Annual Thanksgiving dinner at Dartmouth House

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December 2019

English Speaking Union AGM

December 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Please save date date for the English-Speaking Union's AGM, details coming soon...

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April 2020

English Speaking Union: Churchill Public Speaking Final

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Churchill College Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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Picture of a Public Speaking Competition Team

Please save the date for the ESU Churchill Public Speaking Final - more details soon

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