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UPDATE ON THE ESU ROLY SUSEX SHORT STORY AWARD

The Final Judging is taking place, it has taken longer than expected due to the fact that ESU Roly Sussex Short Story entries have been received from all over Australia.

 The Winners to be announced and advised on Friday 22 December 2017.

An Awards Ceremony will be held at ESU Headquarters on Sunday 21 January 2018 to present prizes.

The ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award for 2018 will be launched on 21 January 2018, closing Friday 6 April 2018, Judging complete by 31 May 2018.

The Official ceremony and presentation of Trophies for 2017 and 2018 on the 100th Anniversary of ESU International by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency, the Hon Paul de Jersey AC will occur on a date to be advised in August or September 2018.

 


William ShakespeareTHE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION

A CONVERSATION WITH

Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex OAM

SHAKESPEARE IS ALL CLICHÉS?
Our Esteemed Friend in English

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) had an extraordinary effect on the English language, not only by his unerring ear for the rhythm and cadences of the language, but also as a creator of new words and expressions.

Some phrases which we now regard as clichés began as original coinages with Shakespeare. Or maybe they were already in current use, and he simply picked them up and made them immortal? In many cases we simply can’t know. This paper discusses some of the 1,500 or so words which he is credited with introducing to English, and some of the phrases which are dated by the Oxford Dictionary from his works.

In Elizabethan England, as nowadays, people were confronted with a barrage of new terms on a regular basis. We will try to understand how some of Shakespeare’s neologisms worked.

Please ENJOY the Conversation with Professor Roly Sussex, our Friend in English

presented at ESU House on Sunday 26 June 2016.

Ann Garms OAM
President ESU QLD
Vice President AESU

 

 


 

The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta – ESU Creative Essay Award

The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta - ESU Creative Essay Award

Jack Donnelly the ESU National Winner of the My Magna Carta Creative Essay Competition pictured with Ella Mcevoy the National Junior Winner of the My Magna Carta Creative Essay Competition at ESU Headquarters – Dartmouth House London (Top Row) during the International Finals in October 2015.

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