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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 ….


Covid-19 Newsletter

The Covid-19 event has caused the postponement of our social and cultural calendar for a number of months. Until the public health situation clarifies, the Board of the English-Speaking Union (Queensland) has decided to start a monthly digital event for members with items of interest from the field covered by our mission, which is promoting international understanding and human achievement through English. The goal is the enjoyment and understanding of excellent pieces of English in usage.

This digital newsletter will be called rESUmption. It will be emailed to members and friends and in addition it will be placed on the ESU (Q) website. It will appear once every month, and will offer members either written examples of English, or audio or video examples via links to websites. Members can contribute comments and discuss aspects of the current material through the ESU Queensland Facebook page:
The English-Speaking Union Queensland
We strongly advise members to learn how to use Facebook for this purpose. It’s straightforward, and will allow us to develop a lively ongoing forum.

Through these means we aim to keep members in touch with the ESU and with each other, as well as to explore aspects of written and spoken English, at least until the Covid-19 restrictions on public meetings are lifted.


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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