ESU Atlanta Branch

A Message from the Atlanta Branch President

 Dear Friends,

The English-Speaking Union of the United States was founded in 1920 by a distinguished group of Americans who were inspired by Sir Evelyn Wrench, founder of the ESU in London two years earlier.  Former Presidents of the U. S. ESU include President William Howard Taft and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  For many years, Prince Philip was the President of the ESU Commonwealth.

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News And Events

Guest Speaker Diana Preston gives powerful lecture

Our guest speaker for the October meeting was Diana Preston (pictured left with her husband Michael), Oxford-educated historian, writer and broadcaster. The subject of Ms. Preston's talk was A Higher Form of Killing which is also the title of her soon to be released book.  A rather intriguing title to say the least.  As this is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, it was fitting that our British guest would speak on the "war to end all wars."

 

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Speaker Event

Mr. Terry Manning
In full Colonial Dress
"The Development of the American Flag from Its British Origin to Present Day"

Cathedral of St. Philip
Gould Room

Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Mr. Manning is a graduate of Ohio State University and served in the Navy for 4 years as a radarman.  He is currently retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs as an auditor.  His pastimes include duplicate bridge, volunteering in several organizations, and he is the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Terry is the recipient of many awards for his community service such as the DAR's Medal of Honor the SAR's John Dooly and Stewart McCarty awards. 

No Charge

Light Refreshments | Guests Welcome | Easy Parking

 

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Annual Christmas Party

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

Annual Christmas Party

Saturday, December 13, 2014
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the home of
James R. and Elizabeth Munson

Festive Attire | Cocktail Buffet
Christmas Music by
Hugh Waddy, Keyboards and Kim Johnson, Violinist

 

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ESU Garden Party

The Pimm's Cup was flowing, the weather was lovely and the ladies' hats in every color and style were prominently displayed. Who could ask for more?

The Garden Party is usually the final event of the season. Even though the new officers have already been elected and the new Board members in place, there was some other "business" to attend to. Annabelle Malins, the current British Consul General, kindly opened her home again and hosted the event.

 

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JANE AUSTEN - 200th Celebration of Pride and Prejudice

What a delightful Mothers' Day that so many of us enjoyed at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church hearing Dr. Angie O'Neal speak about Jane Austen, after which young Laura Street play the piano and the harpsichord! Hosted and arranged by Grace Sanders, we were charmed by the lecture delivered by Dr. O'Neal, assistant professor of English at Shorter University in Rome, GA. She specializes in 18th and 19th century British Literature and teaches writing and all facets of British literature, with a favorite area in the Romantic period.

 

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