York & Yorkshire

WELCOME TO

the York & District 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 ESU York and District Branch has been running for a long time and is involved in organising local heats of 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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York & District

Meet the Chairman

The York and District Branch welcomes new members of the English-Speaking Union who live in the Yorkshire area.

We have around 100 members and have been going for a very long time, having been formed around the early Sixties.

Our main activities are running one or more branch heats of the UK Public Speaking Competition and cultural and social exchanges with our twin branch ESU Russia, who we have active links with (the chairman's daughter even came to visit last year). We do not currently have a committee but nevertheless engage in the social activities of the North Eastern Region. This year, as part of the Region, we shall be visiting Kiplin Hall in the summer and will be holding a dinner in the autumn.

The UK Public Speaking Competition branch heats are held in January each year, usually, one in the south of the area and the other in the north, to even out the distances the participating schools have to cover. The heats produce two winning teams who are put through to the North Eastern regional final which for many years now has been held at the grammar school at Leeds in the spring.

We look forward to meeting alumni and new members at one of our forthcoming events.

James Cook

York & District

Meet the Chairman

The York and District Branch welcomes new members of the English-Speaking Union who live in the Yorkshire area.

We have around 100 members and have been going for a very long time, having been formed around the early Sixties.

Our main activities are running one or more branch heats of the UK Public Speaking Competition and cultural and social exchanges with our twin branch ESU Russia, who we have active links with (the chairman's daughter even came to visit last year). We do not currently have a committee but nevertheless engage in the social activities of the North Eastern Region. This year, as part of the Region, we shall be visiting Kiplin Hall in the summer and will be holding a dinner in the autumn.

The UK Public Speaking Competition branch heats are held in January each year, usually, one in the south of the area and the other in the north, to even out the distances the participating schools have to cover. The heats produce two winning teams who are put through to the North Eastern regional final which for many years now has been held at the grammar school at Leeds in the spring.

We look forward to meeting alumni and new members at one of our forthcoming events.

James Cook

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