Colchester & Essex

WELCOME TO

the Colchester & North Essex 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.

The Colchester and North Essex Branch is an enthusiastic ESU that usually meets in the evening and is always happy to receive ideas for events and speakers as well as volunteers to serve on their committee and/or help with competitions such as the UK Public Speaking Competition.

I look forward to welcoming you into the ESU family!

Gail Featherstone

Membership Officer membership@esu.org

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Colchester & North Essex

Meet the Chairman

Our branch is run by a small committee who are dedicated to the educational charity work of the ESU.

This is reflected in our activities to help people discover their voice in the world, which include the running of successful public speaking competitions for secondary, sixth form and international students, involving schools across a wide area of the county. Our outreach in public speaking also touches both primary school students and the third age.

In planning events, we aim to be as inclusive as possible in delivering content that is both enjoyable and worthwhile at a minimal cost. Guest speakers may reflect artistic, scientific or other cultural interest. Our events are often free of charge and tend to be held on weekday evenings or Sunday afternoons. A few may be after school hours on a weekday afternoon. We believe that, for the most part, education has no age barriers.

We would very much welcome new members to share in the enjoyment of what we do at our friendly and informal gatherings.

Brian Cooke

Colchester & North Essex

Meet the Chairman

Our branch is run by a small committee who are dedicated to the educational charity work of the ESU.

This is reflected in our activities to help people discover their voice in the world, which include the running of successful public speaking competitions for secondary, sixth form and international students, involving schools across a wide area of the county. Our outreach in public speaking also touches both primary school students and the third age.

In planning events, we aim to be as inclusive as possible in delivering content that is both enjoyable and worthwhile at a minimal cost. Guest speakers may reflect artistic, scientific or other cultural interest. Our events are often free of charge and tend to be held on weekday evenings or Sunday afternoons. A few may be after school hours on a weekday afternoon. We believe that, for the most part, education has no age barriers.

We would very much welcome new members to share in the enjoyment of what we do at our friendly and informal gatherings.

Brian Cooke

Branch News

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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Sixth Formers Progress

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Colchester AGM

Tuesday 3 October 2017

The life of an MP

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