ESU Atlanta Branch

A Message from the Atlanta Branch President

Dear Friends,

The Atlanta Branch of the English-Speaking Union has a long history as a very active and involved branch of the ESU. We have been blessed through the years with strong leaders and a membership committed to the ideals and objectives of the English-Speaking Union.

Our monthly programs are designed to increase appreciation of English language literature, the proper use of the English language, as well as an understanding of British and American history and culture. We strive to have programs at least once a month, September through June, including special events such as our Christmas Party and an old-fashioned English Garden Party held at the home of the British Consul-General, complete with fancy hats and a Pimms cup or two.

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News And Events

Annual Meeting

The English-Speaking Union
Atlanta Branch

Cordially invites you to our Annual Meeting and a presentation by

Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford
Her Britannic Majesty's Consul-General
"Important Elections and Decisions Facing the U.K."
Cathedral of St. Philip, Gould Room
Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.


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Speaker Event

The Officers and Directors of the
The English-Speaking Union, Atlanta Branch
Cordially invite you to a luncheon and a presentation by

Colin McCorquodale
Former Chairman and Governor of the ESU London Branch

"British Royal Names in America"
Why Certain Royal Personages Inspired Cities and Towns on the Eastern Seaboard of America

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Cherokee Town & Country Club

155 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA
11:30 a.m.

Chair:  Gloria Norris


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Wrench Speaker

The Officers and Directors of the
The English-Speaking Union, Atlanta Branch

Cordially invite you to a presentation by

Graham Anthony

British Maritime Historian

"The Defeat of the Spanish Armada:  The Triumph of Elizabethan England"

England under the Tudors:  Shenanigans, indiscretions, cold-blooded murder, intrigue and a famous naval battle.

Not for the faint of heart.  You will not want to miss this account.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7:00 reception for guests
7:45 program by Mr. Anthony


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National Shakespeare Competition

English Speaking Union Special Event
For ESU members, guests, and participants

 Annual National Shakespeare Competition
English-Speaking Union, Atlanta Branch

Come join us at the

New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Ga.
(four blocks south of the Fox Theatre
across from the hospital)

Sunday Afternoon, February 23, 2014 - 12:30 P. M.


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Adventures with International ESUs

Gloria and Ed Norris have been traveling and attending ESU meetings with other Branches.  Gloria kept a diary of her adventures to share with us.

MAY 29, PARIS...

June 12, 2013


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The English-Speaking Union

Atlanta Branch

Atlanta Branch Landmark Photo

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.