ESU New York City Branch

Message from the ESU NY President

The New York Branch welcomes fall with a full schedule of events and activities for members and friends to enjoy throughout the upcoming months. Take a look at our newsletter to the right for a full list of events through the end of October. 

In addition to the ESU New York's regular Monday evening British Cinema Night Screenings, British Mystery Book Club Discussions and ESU Players Readings, the Branch is sponsoring a tour of the personal effects of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan up for auction at Christie's in mid September and two lectures, one each in September and October, by Branch members.  In September, Barry Moreno will lecture on Ellis Island's Secret History, while Robert Naud will give a talk entitles Lights, Camera, Madison Avenue: The Golden Age of Advertising. Again this year, The Victorian Society New York will hold is lecture series at the ESU at 144 East 39th Street on Thursday evenings. 

Looking to November and beyond, please save November 2 for an evening at the theater when we will attend a performance of How the Other Half Loves at the Amateur Comedy Club; the evening of November 3 for a Reception honoring and welcoming Antonia Romeo, the new British Consul General in New York; and December 8 for the Branch Yuletide Party.

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Win 2 tickets to see A DAY BY THE SEA!

Terms and Conditions apply (please see below).


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New York BUSS Scholar

Congratulations to our ESU Oxford BUSS scholar Michael Klien. From Austen to Shakespeare, Anglo-Saxon to Romantic poetry, British history to contemporary politics--he has mastered his studies and enjoyed his adopted community in Britain.



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Win a 3-course dinner for 2 @ The Shakespeare


After the success of our 2016 National Shakespeare Competition, the ESU want to continue celebrating Shakespeare400 by giving you the chance to win a 3-course dinner at The Shakespeare.

To Enter:
1. Follow ESUUSNational on Twitter
2. Follow Shakespeare_Pub on Twitter
3. Retweet the competition post.  

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The English-Speaking Union

New York City Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.