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News And Events

Afternoon Tea and Champagne Reception

A Toast to the Queen on her 92nd birthday - Maria Muller, who has held senior management positions at the British Museum and National Gallery in London, was formerly deputy director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is currently a consultant at the Harvard Art Museums.
Tribute and Reflections - Simon Boyd, chairman of The SoldiersFund, supporting British and American soldiers, veterans and their families; and a former Fast Jet Weapons Systems Officer in the RAF.

Boston Branch Winner of the 2018  National High School Shakespeare Competition and Third Place Winner of the National Competition - Julia Talbot, performing her award-winning monologue and sonnet.

Member Fee - $50 ~ Non-Member Fee - $70

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Boston Branch Holiday Party

Special Guest Melinda Ponder will read a Christmas Poem by beloved American Poet Katharine Lee Bates

Members attend free. Guests and Non ESU Members - $25

Valet parking is available at the Club at a charge of $19 (cash only)

Please RSVP by December 8, 2017

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Spring Reception & Celebration of the Queen's Birthday

Harriet Cross, British Consul General in Boston, spoke to members and guests at the Queen's birthday party on June 4.

 Boston Branch president, Paul Boghosian (left) with branch members Jody Dow and George Withington

Branch Shakespeare coordinator Julia Perlowski (right) with other members of the student troupe that performed a scene from Hamlet.

North Andover High School student Liam Houlihan performing as Hamlet from Shakespeare's play.

Paul Boghosian in conversation with members Joy Renjilian-Burgy and her husband, Don.

Boston Branch director Harriet Davis (left) with members Eric Birch and Sandra Moose.    

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With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Dominique Marshall  from Natick, MA, a student of Juliet Bailey at The Rivers School in Weston, placed as a semi-finalist in the 34th  annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Dominique previously won the ESU Boston Branch competition.

This year's winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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The Boston Branch of
The English-Speaking Union

the New England Historic Genealogical Society
invite you to a reception and talk by

John Crichton, 7th Earl of Erne

Thursday, May 18 
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston

5:00 PM Reception
5:30 PM Lecture

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New York City: Ms. Serena Newberry, an English Education and Pre-Law major from Southfield, MI, a student at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, and Mr. Leondre Ramsay, a Political Science major and Community Development minor from Tallahassee, FL, a student at Howard University, Washington, DC, have each been selected as recipients of an English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship.  Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winners, noting that each scholar will receive $25,000 toward a semester of study at any university their choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Holiday Party

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Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill

The Boston Branch of the English Speaking Union invites you to a Spring social featuring Sonia Purnell, author of the much acclaimed biography Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill. The event will be held on Monday, March 21 at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston. The talk will begin at 6 PM with a reception and book signing to follow from 7 to 8 PM.

Register online here. 

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33rd Annual Shakespeare Competition

The semi-finals for the 33rd Annual Shakespeare Competition for high school students will be held from 10 to 4 PM, Saturday, February 6 at the Campus Center Theater, Mt. Ida College, 777 Dedham St. Newton, MA. Finals will be held at the same location from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, February 20. There is still time to participate. Please email or call Boston Branch Coordinator, Julia Perlowski (; (561-699-7658) for information materials and to register.

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