Chichester & West Sussex

WELCOME TO

the West Sussex branch

of the English-Speaking Union

As a member of the ESU you can take part in our social, educational and cultural programmes and attend events both in the UK and abroad. Local fundraisers and competition heats will enable you to support young people in your community.

As a UK member you receive a number of further benefits. These include priority access to Dartmouth House, our beautiful London Headquarters, regular e-news updates, a copy of our Members’ magazine and invitations to special events.

First set up in 1985, the ESU West Sussex Branch hosts speakers at their regular meetings and runs a heat of the UK Public Speaking Competition which includes entries from West Sussex and East Hampshire.

I look forward to welcoming you into the ESU family!

Gail Featherstone

Membership Officer membership@esu.org

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West Sussex

Meet the Chairman

The ESU West Sussex Branch has a membership of around 120, 10% of whom are under 23. Its educational aims, in accordance with those of the ESU, see it involved in primary education, awarding pupils who have shown the greatest improvement in English, and in secondary schools, promoting and arranging the branch heats of the UK Public Speaking Competition and Performing Shakespeare. For those young people who have left school, do not go to university or do not have the confidence to communicate in the marketplace, we offer channeled assistance.

Our contribution to the funding of these aims comes from the promotion of talks and events among an active, sociable and friendly group.

And lastly, there is the walking group which meets monthly between spring and autumn, walking, and lunching at charming Sussex pubs.

We extend to you all a warm welcome.

Anthony M Davies

West Sussex

Meet the Chairman

The ESU West Sussex Branch has a membership of around 120, 10% of whom are under 23. Its educational aims, in accordance with those of the ESU, see it involved in primary education, awarding pupils who have shown the greatest improvement in English, and in secondary schools, promoting and arranging the branch heats of the UK Public Speaking Competition and Performing Shakespeare. For those young people who have left school, do not go to university or do not have the confidence to communicate in the marketplace, we offer channeled assistance.

Our contribution to the funding of these aims comes from the promotion of talks and events among an active, sociable and friendly group.

And lastly, there is the walking group which meets monthly between spring and autumn, walking, and lunching at charming Sussex pubs.

We extend to you all a warm welcome.

Anthony M Davies

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