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ESU Public Speaking Competition for Schools 26 April 2014 11:30 - 17:30 2014-04-26 11:30:00 2014-04-26 17:30:00

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The ESU Public Speaking Competition for Schools is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious Public Speaking competitions. With...

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International Mace Final 27 April 2014 11:30 - 21:30 2014-04-27 11:30:00 2014-04-27 21:30:00

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The John Smith Memorial Mace is one of the world’s most prestigious debating competitions. The day concludes the national debating...

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100 Days to Victory: How the Great War was Fought & Won 29 April 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-04-29 18:30:00 2014-04-29 19:30:00

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Saul David’s 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War – the first book to tell the story of the...

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The Jazz Debate 30 April 2014 19:00 - 20:30 2014-04-30 19:00:00 2014-04-30 20:30:00

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To mark the occasion of International Jazz Day 2014, ESU Artist in Residence, James Pearson has challenged fellow pianist and jazz luminary...

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Ella Rundle in Concert 7 May 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-05-07 19:00:00 2014-05-07 20:00:00

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Cellist Ella Rundle performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.K and Europe. Ella is an ESU alumnus, having received a...

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An Evening on Terence Rattigan, with Princess Galitzine 21 May 2014 19:00 - 21:00 2014-05-21 19:00:00 2014-05-21 21:00:00

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The great 1950’s Dior fashion model, Jean Dawnay (Princess George Galitzine) was a close friend of the playwright, Sir Terence Rattigan and...

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The Whiffenpoofs in Concert 27 May 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-05-27 19:00:00 2014-05-27 20:00:00

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Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group....

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A Jazz 'Choose Your Own Adventure' 29 May 2014 19:00 - 22:00 2014-05-29 19:00:00 2014-05-29 22:00:00

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In this rather unique event James Pearson, dubbed by the Sunday Times as 'One of those multifaceted players capable of invoking everyone...

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A Short History of Classical Keyboard 13 June 2014 19:00 - 20:30 2014-06-13 19:00:00 2014-06-13 20:30:00

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Join ESU Artist in Residence James Pearson in a short and highly entertaining crash course in classical music from the keyboard. From...

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Gin and the Jazz Age 27 June 2014 19:00 - 21:00 2014-06-27 19:00:00 2014-06-27 21:00:00

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To celebrate the launch of the Sacred Gin Summer Series James Pearson will be joined by friends in a special concert, Gin and the Jazz Age....

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Gin and Wimbledon - Gin, Set and Match! 4 July 2014 18:00 - 22:00 2014-07-04 18:00:00 2014-07-04 22:00:00

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The events team at Dartmouth House invite you to this live screening of the 2014 men’s Wimbledon semi-final. With the Sacred Spirit Company...

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Become a Master Gin-Blender! 10 July 2014 19:00 - 21:00 2014-07-10 19:00:00 2014-07-10 21:00:00

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The Sacred Spirit Co.’s Ian Hart (pictured above) hosts the third in the ESU’s Sacred Summer Series. Greeted with an extra-special Sacred...

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House of Lords Tea Party 17 July 2014 15:30 - 17:00 2014-07-17 15:30:00 2014-07-17 17:00:00

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The House of Lords Tea Party will be held on Thursday 17 July 3.30pm-5pm, kindly hosted by The Rt. Hon. Lord Boateng of Akyem and...

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The Great Drinks Debate! 17 July 2014 19:00 - 20:30 2014-07-17 19:00:00 2014-07-17 20:30:00

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Join the Sacred Spirit Company and the ESU for an evening of debate and cocktails at Dartmouth House. Speakers will be debating the motion...

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Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare 17 April 2014 20:00 - 21:00

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Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare an Erased Tapes Music series Erased Tapes is home to some of today's most inspiring contemporary...

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Class, Race and Classical Music 9 April 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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‘Class, Race and Classical Music’ is presented by London Music Masters, a charity that aims to enable opportunity, diversity and...

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Schools Mace Finals Day 25 March 2014 11:30 - 17:00

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The ESU Schools’ Mace is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious debating competitions. With entries from over 300 schools, we have...

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100 years of the Piano in Film 13 March 2014 19:00 - 21:00

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Following on from the sold out ESU event 100 Years of Jazz Piano last year, James Pearson, the newly inaugurated ESU Artist in Residence...

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A talk on Anglo-Russian relations 12 March 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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The English-Speaking Union and the Hermitage Foundation present: “The enthusiasm that one has here for Russians”: Alexander I’s Visit to...

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British Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Priorities and Problems 23 January 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Sir Nigel Sheinwald graduated with a First in Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. He retired from the Diplomatic Service in 2012 after...

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Piano Recital by Ernest So 15 January 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Critics have hailed Ernest So as a performer who exerts a “phenomenon presence on stage” and who “evokes the romanticism and technical...

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Christmas Carol Concert 10 December 2013 18:30 - 20:30

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One of the highlights of the ESU's events calendar is undoubtedly the Christmas Carol Concert - an opportunity for members, alumni, guests...

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Secondary School Exchange Thanksgiving Dinner 29 November 2013 19:00 - 21:30

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The ESU is delighted to welcome SSE scholars, alumni and members to a thanksgiving dinner at Dartmouth House. This event will feature a...

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John Smith Memorial Mace Grand Final 24 November 2013 14:30 - 18:00

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Anita Anand, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Any Answers,  will chair a panel discussion on Women in Democracy celebrating women’s contribution...

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Alfred East – a centenary talk 20 November 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Sir Alfred East (1844-1913), RA, PRBA, RE was the most significant figure in English landscape painting in the years before the first World...

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Manus Noble in Concert 20 November 2013 12:00 - 13:00

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Manus Noble is one of the most exciting and innovative of today's generation of young guitarists. Both a performer and a composer, Manus...

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Rob Marr in Concert 13 November 2013 19:30 - 20:30

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Rob Marr Rob has always been fascinated in equal measure by things both artful and scientific. A latecomer to song writing, he stumbled...

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English Language Council Lecture 12 November 2013 19:00 - 21:00

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The ESU and British Council invite you to the second English Language Council Lecture, to be held at Dartmouth House and live-streamed...

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The Disilluson of the Hollande Presidency 11 November 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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On 6 May 2012, President Hollande was elected President of France with 53% of the vote. The socialist party won the general election in...

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Places in Syria by Francis Russell 5 November 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Francis Russell has been a specialist at Christie’s since 1972, and is a former Head of the International Old Master Picture Department. A...

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Around the World in 6 Whiskies 30 October 2013 19:30 - 20:30

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ROUND THE WORLD IN 6 WHISKIES From peaty Islay malts and aromatic Japanese blends, to fruity Swedish newcomers and spicy American ryes,...

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Black History Month: Dean Atta presents Ayanna Witter-Johnson & Red Cable Sunday 23 October 2013 19:00 - 20:30

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Ayanna Witter-Johnson: Ayanna Witter-Johnson is an English folk and soul singer, songwriter and cellist. Nominated for a 2012 MOBO Award,...

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ESU International at Home – A coffee morning for ESU members and friends 9 October 2013 10:00 - 11:00

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Please join us for coffee and a short talk by Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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“A Dance with the Dragon: the vanished world of Peking's foreign colony” 1 October 2013 12:30 - 14:30

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A talk and book signing by Julia Boyd: A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking With its fossil hunters and philosophers,...

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The Bookshop Band 24 September 2013 19:00 - 20:30

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Formed in late September 2010, The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops. The band began as a...

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Trinity Laban - Lunchtime Concert Multiple Dates

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Trinity Laban is one of the UK's top conservatoires. It trains musicians to the highest standard both in terms of their playing and their...

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Lying Abroad: Experiences of a Career in Diplomacy 25 July 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Sir Alan Munro Joined the Diplomatic Service in 1958 and went out to Lebanon to learn Arabic. For the major part of his subsequent...

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Songs of Change with Tom Robinson 16 July 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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The power of a song is undeniable - from the unity of the songs of the football terraces to the protests roared by generation after...

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Rudolphus Choir - A lunchtime concert 11 July 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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The Rodolfus Choir is made up of singers aged from 16 to 25 who have been chosen from past and present members of the Eton Choral Courses...

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ESU London Debate Challenge Leadership Event 3 July 2013 10:00 - 13:00

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Do you want to develop your leadership skills? Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Do you want to ask questions to a...

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Piano Recital by Jacqueline Leung 17 June 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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Jacqueline Leung is one of the most active pianists in Hong Kong. Described as a player who possesses ‘musicality, intelligence and...

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A World of Song presented by Lizzie Ball and Classical Kicks 10 June 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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'A wonderful evening of passion, total commitment and unique music’ - Tasmin Little OBE   ‘Immediate and vibrant’  - Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE...

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Haydn in London / Haydn on London 4 June 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Café Mozart was founded in 1985 with the aim of performing chamber music of the late 18th century on period instruments.Their programmes...

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The Art of Perception 28 May 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Bob Leaf has been at the forefront of the PR industry for fifty years.   The former international CEO of Burson-Marsteller and one of the...

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