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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. 


Nicholas Bennett JP
Former British Government Minister and
Member of Parliament

Robert Hulse
Director, London's Brunel Museum

Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB CBE DL
Director-General, The Mary Rose Trust

Dr. Diana Preston
Noted historian and author

Dr. Lee Prosser
Curator of Historic Buildings, Historic Royal Palaces

Dr. Jonathan Rose
William R. Kenan Professor History, Drew University