Thanksgiving 2018 - Your invitation to a celebration of Anglo-American relations

Thursday 4 October 2018

Join us on Friday, 23 November at the English-Speaking Union’s international headquarters in Mayfair as we celebrate 100 years of Anglo-American cooperation and cultural exchange with a special Thanksgiving Dinner. Enjoy a three course American-style roast dinner and an after-dinner talk by ESU alumnus, journalist and public speaker Thomas Crampton.

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Event information:

Please arrive from 6:30 to be seated for dinner at 7pm. Thomas’s talk will begin after the main course around 8.30 and the event is due to finish at 9.30.

There will be celebratory drinks on arrival and wine will be included with the meal. Coffee will be served after dessert.

Dress code is smart attire.

ESU Members £100, Non-ESU Members £110

About the speaker:

Thomas is an American alumnus of the English-Speaking Union having won a scholarship to Dover College in Kent in 1985 from his high school at Virginia Episcopal. He continued his studies at the University of Virginia, Trinity College Dublin, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Harvard University.

Thomas spent 18 years as a globetrotting newspaper correspondent, mainly for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, reporting from five continents and dozens of countries. He covered the 2004 US presidential election for The New York Times, reported on the 1997 Asian financial crisis from Thailand, the SARS outbreak from Hong Kong, the civil wars in Sudan and Sri Lanka, Taiwan’s 1998 earthquake, US hurricanes, and wrote a daily column on the Cannes Film Festival and many more topics.

Thomas is a frequent keynote speaker and moderator at high profile conferences around the world, from the World Economic Forum in Davos to Le Web in Paris, Cannes Lions and DLD in Munich. He has lectured at numerous universities, including Stanford University, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Hong Kong University, Keio University in Japan and the National University of Singapore.

Thomas is now global consulting principal for Marketing Transformation at Ogilvy Consulting.

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