The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.


Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program

Named in honor of the English-Speaking Union's founder, the Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program sends eminent British and American speakers across the country each year to the ESU Branches who host their presentations.  Wrench speakers address topics relating to current events, history, language and literature, art and architecture, and travel.  Regional tours of Wrench speakers are underwritten by the ESU National Headquarters and planned and in cooperation with the Branches. 


Graham Anthony
British maritime historian

Martin Bell OBE
Distinguished British television journalist and author

Nicholas Bennett JP
Former British Government Minister and
Member of Parliament

Julia Boyd
Noted British author & former governor of the
ESU of the Commonwealth   

Oliver Everett CVO
Librarian Emeritus, Royal Library, Windsor Castle

Sir Eldon Griffiths
Distinguished British politician and journalist

Adrian Tinniswood OBE
Noted British historian and author