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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 ….


An Evening with Hugh O’Brien
Putting Words in Other People’s Mouths

The ESU Queensland Branch invites members and guests to our latest social evening where esteemed speaker, Hugh O’Brien, will present a lively discussion titled “Putting words in other people’s mouths”. An entertaining speaker in his own right, Hugh will share amusing anecdotes of his fascinating journey putting words in other people’s mouths and reflect on the different writing approaches. Hugh O’Brien has written speeches for five Queensland premiers, created award-winning international television advertising campaigns and penned the screenplay for a feature film, which starred Sigrid Thornton. He has also had 19 stage plays produced. Make your reservation to join us 6pm Sunday 7 April. More information on Hugh and how to book read here…


ESU Newsletters

Each quarter the English Speaking Union posts a newsletter to keep members and friends informed on activities and events. Read the December 2018 newsletter…


2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award Winners

The English Speaking Union winners of the 2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Competition are: 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 …


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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