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37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom

January 2021

Zoom event: Philosopher Professor Cheshire Calhoun explores the meaning and importance of civility

Thursday, 28th January, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Georgian building Dartmouth House photographed on the road with blue sky and union jack flag

What is civility? Why does it matter? And what is its place in an ever-changing world? On Thursday, 28 January at 7.30pm, Professor Cheshire Calhoun, CLAS Trustee Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University, will consider these questions in what promises to be a fascinating evening. A Q&A led by ESU Chair, Professor James Raven, will follow. Reserve your ticket here.  

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February 2021

SOUTH WALES BRANCH ZOOM EVENT: HEROES, VILLAINS & THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE

Thursday, 4th February, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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South Wales branch invites all ESU members to join them in their first event of the year at 2pm on Thursday, 4 February when consultant clinical pharmacologist Professor Phil Routledge CBE will be speaking on 'Heroes, Villains and the Appliance of Science'. Branch Chair, Stephen Purcell, says: 'this is one not to miss and should help to cut through the gloom of a winter’s afternoon while providing an excellent excuse for a good lunch beforehand,' which sounds like a first-class…

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Zoom event: From Brycgstow to Bristol in 45 Bridges

Thursday, 4th February, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU Bristol branch invites you to an evening with Jeff Lucas to explore the Bridges of Bristol Bristol has 45 bridges that span its main waterways that can be crossed by foot. Each has a story to tell about the history and growth of the city, from the city's origins as the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Brycstow (the "Place of the Bridge") to the present day. They are stories about trade, transport, communities, engineering and design. In this talk, Jeff Lucas…

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LINCOLNSHIRE BRANCH ZOOM EVENT: World Beneath the Sands – An Egyptologist’s Tale

Wednesday, 17th February, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join us at 6.30pm Wednesday 17th February on Zoom for an evening with distinguished Egyptologist Professor Toby Wilkinson who will be talking to John Raine about his most recent book A World Beneath the Sands and his career as an Egyptologist.     Professor Toby Wilkinson is an internationally acclaimed Egyptologist and prize-winning author of twelve books translated into as many languages and lectures around the world on Egyptian history, ancient and modern.  With a first class degree and PhD in Egyptology from…

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November 2021

SAVE THE DATE: ESU Evelyn Wrench with Mary McAleese

Wednesday, 3rd November
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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We are delighted to announce that the ESU 2021 Evelyn Wrench lecture will be delivered by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese.

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