The English Speaking Union (QLD)

The English-Speaking Union (ESU) is an international educational charity dedicated to promoting international understanding and human achievement through English.

The English-Speaking Union (Queensland Branch) is a non-for-profit organisation lead by a board, supported by members and volunteers and has an active program of events in support of its objectives. The events include: Public Speaking Competitions – Juniors and Seniors; the annual Churchill lecture dinner and a series of cultural awareness conversations. Read more ….


2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award Winners Announced

The English Speaking Union is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Competition:

Open Category First Prize winner is Jeanette O’Shea (Queensland), with her story “Remember” and the Secondary Schools winner is Katie Wainwright (Queensland) with her story, “Wrought”.

For more prize winners and highly commended winners … read more …

Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony scheduled for 20th November at Government House.


ESU Public Speaking Intermediate Division Competition – Heats completed

On Monday 15 October 2018, students from Year 9 and 10 public and private schools from across Brisbane came together to compete in the annual ESU Public Speaking Competition Intermediate Division. For more information on the competition and heat winners … 


ESU Dialogue Function, 4 November 2018

The ESU Queensland Branch Invites members and guests to a delightful evening of discussion, food and entertainment. Our two esteemed panelists, Mr David Fagan and Prof Roly Sussex, will discuss the theme, “WILL BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES AGAIN”? The dialogue event will be held Sunday 4 November. Guests will enjoy a 3-course Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired dinner (all dishes are table shared) and drinks will be served on arrival. Read more about the event…


ESU Newsletter October 2018

Prof Roly Sussex has been elected by the ESU board to the position of acting President. The October 2018 newsletter provides members with important information about the ESU, its activities and upcoming events … read more …


ESU (Qld Branch) Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM will be held 4pm Sunday 25 November 2018 at ESU House, Milton. A member Christmas function will follow the meeting. More details click here…


Momanis Restaurant opens at ESU House.

Momani’s restaurant has opened at ESU House. Momani’s – a taste of the Mediterranean comes to Milton, with delectable meals and a delightful atmosphere.

The old and the new meet in gorgeous harmony at Momani’s. Momani’s also proud to offer our stunning restaurant as a space for functions – business luncheon or your wedding anniversary. Momani’s will organise an event you and your guests will be talking about for years to come!

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