The English Speaking Union (QLD Branch)
The English-Speaking Union (ESU) is an international educational charity dedicated to promoting international understanding and human achievement through English. The ESU 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. These include:
- Public Speaking Competitions – Juniors and Seniors in both South East and North Queensland;
- the annual Churchill lecture dinner and a series of cultural awareness conversations;
- the Roly Sussex Short Story Competition
- and more…
LATEST NEWSLETTER: October 2021
Coming Up in 2022
The English-Speaking Union (Queensland Branch) invites all members, their guests and friends to a number of events throughout the year in pursuit of our organisational objective to promote understanding and communication in and about the English language and culture especially in Australia through education, social events and scholarship.
UP NEXT: HIGH TEA
Saturday 10 September 2022 (Time TBC)
Enjoy High Tea by the river as the 2022 Public Speaking Winners inspire with their winning public speeches.
Miegunyah Historic Home, 34 Jordon Tce, Bowen Hills
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Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition
Our 2022 Grand Final was an outstanding success, congratulations to our winners and finalists.
Roly Sussex Short Story Competition
Entries are open NOW for the 2022 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Competition. Further details are available via this website’s Short Story competition page.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 competition: you can review the winning entries here.
Past Events Update
Friday 21 July 2022
Churchill Lecture: “The Final Word”
On Friday 21 July, members and friends of ESU came together for a delightful dinner at the United Services Club for the annual Churchill Lecture for 2022.
As one member commented:
The interactive dialogue between David & Madonna gave the audience great insights into the individual approaches adopted by past Qld governors in their role. Recounting anecdotes from their numerous interviews with a wide representative group of close government house staff was fascinating. The discussion of the Mentor/Constitutional role of the Governor gave attendees a fresh perspective on the Governor’s relationship with numerous Premiers.
A wonderful night.