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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 ….


2020 Functions

Postponement of events because of the Covid-19 situation

Members and friends will already be aware that our planned event on March 27 has been postponed.

After consultation it has been decided that the Literary Lunch scheduled for April 22 should also be postponed. For the time being the event at Miegunyah on May 8 will not be affected, but the Board will review the situation on a rolling basis. Members will be kept informed through email and this website

These events are being postponed, not cancelled. We fully intend to hold them once circumstances permit.

Please direct any inquiries to the secretary, Ross Brodie (okrosco@gmail.com).

The Executive of the ESU (Queensland) thanks all members for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.

 

The first social event for 2020, The Globality of English – A Cocktail Evening, Friday 27 March 2020, has been postponed due to Covin-19 health concerns. Information on the event will be posted when the health concerns has stabilised.

Wednesday 22 April 2020
Literary Lunch – ‘Celebrating Shakespeare – a selection of favourite pieces has been postponed due to Covin-19 health concerns. Information on the event will be posted when the health concerns has stabilised.

Friday 8 May 2020
Canapés and live music on the Verandah at Miegunyah. Preliminary information 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 February 2020 newsletter...


ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Competition

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2019 Roly Sussex Short Story Competition was cancelled.

The Competition will be held in 2020 and details will be released in the near future.

The English Speaking Union 2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Competition were …

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