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July 2020


Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Most of us think that new media have made public discussion and pronouncements less civil. Is this true and if so what are the consequences for public debate and communication?  Do please join us online on Thursday, 23 July at 7.30pm BST for the first in a series of events in which a distinguished panel will share their thoughts on the issues at hand. 

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September 2020

Online event: Are some born to be better and more civil public speakers?

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 7:30 pm

Exploring the formation of belief and how genes, traits and experiences shape our views, Dr Hannah Critchlow, broadcaster and neuroscientist at Cambridge University, examines the concept of free will and asks whether we can ever really change anyone else's - or even our own - minds. She will be joined by Heidi Allen, Former MP for South Cambridgeshire, and Dr Paul Beresford-Hill, Chairman of the ESU of the US. Event summary: ‘Are some born to be better and more civil…

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AGM & talk

Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The 66th Annual General Meeting of the Salisbury & South Wiltshire Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth After the AGM there will be an online presentation by Commander Vernon Phillips on the topic of “Royal Naval Hovercraft in the Falkland Islands, 1967” The Branch is very grateful to Commander Vernon Phillips for agreeing to be our guinea pig in this, our first online talk of this 2020-21 season. The hovercraft was a relatively new invention in 1967 when…

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October 2020

Bristol Branch: Talk on ‘The Bristol Suffragettes’ by local historian and author Lucienne Boyce.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1907 suffragette Annie Kenney brought the militants’ fight for women’s right to vote to Bristol. For the next few years the city rang with the cry “Votes for Women!”. From colourful demonstrations on the Downs and stone-throwing in the Centre, to riot on Queen’s Road and arson in the suburbs, the historian and author Lucienne Boyce tells the fascinating story of Bristol’s suffragette years.

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December 2020

ESU London branch AGM

Friday, 18th December 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Open House London | Dartmouth House | Robert Adam frieplace

The ESU London Branch would like to invite all ESU members of London branch to its Annual General Meeting, being held on 18 December 2020 at 3pm on Zoom. The meeting is an opportunity hear what the committee has been doing this year, and its plans for next year. It is also a forum for our membership to be heard – to let us know what we are doing well, and what we could improve on. Amongst other things, we…

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October 2021

Two historic buildings

Thursday, 21st October, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Following the success of its Zoom evenings in lockdown, the Lincolnshire branch invites you to join them for an evening of fascinating insights into the delights and challenges of running two of the nation’s unique historic buildings. Zoom host and Chair of ESU Lincolnshire Sir Michael Graydon will be joined by Ann Kenrick OBE, Chief Executive and Master of The Charterhouse, and the first female Master in the almshouse’s 400 year history, and James Birch, former President of the Historic…

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December 2021

The ESU Lincolnshire AGM

Wednesday, 1st December, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Log on details will be sent out to members. If you haven’t received yours, please do email the Lincolnshire branch’s Honourable Secretary, Mrs Kelly Bevers, at for details.

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