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Churchill, From Silver Spoon to Iron Curtain

March 7, 2018 - Port Royal Club
Annual Churchill Dinner

Founded in Great Britain and the US in the years following WWI, the English-Speaking Union promotes scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in a global economy. 

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Featured Speaker
Graham Anthony

  • British Historian
  • Fouinding Director - Engineering Council
  • Parliamentary Scientific Committee

Tickets $200

Graham Anthony's lectures entertain, challenge and amuse. They are lavishly illustrated and accompanied with music. He has a fascination for how individual events fit into the continuum of history, and describes himself as a story teller. He lectures regularly for the ESU. He resides in Cambridge.

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With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Connor Jenkins  from Naples, FL, a student of Denise Gosselin-Rubiano & Cody Seevers at Naples High School in Naples, 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. Connor previously won the ESU Naples Branch competition.

The 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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