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As we say goodbye to the winter and the warm weather approaches, the New York Branch has a full schedule of events and activities for members and friends to enjoy throughout the spring months. Take a look at our newsletter to the right for a full list. On April 14, 2016, the ESU will commence their spring lecture series with Richard Buckley, who will take us on a journey of how he and his team discovered Richard III's burial site. Following on from this, on April 28, Professor B.J Rahn will lecture on "Sherlock Holmes: A Man of His Time". Tickets are now available! These offerings complement ESU New York's regular Monday evening British Cinema Night Screenings, British Mystery Book Club Discussions and ESU Players Readings.
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Event – May 16, 2016, 6:30 @The ESU House
The Mayflower Sailed from London
a talk by
The Society of Mayflower Descendants
In Rotherhithe, borough of Southwark, south-east London, stands a statue of a ship captain, which is inscribed: In memory of Christopher Jones, Captain of The Mayflower, who landed 102 planters and adventurers and founded the first permanent settlement in Massachusetts. Although most people think the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, initially the Mayflower set sail from Rotherhithe only to turn back when her companion ship, the Speedwell proved leaky. The second attempt, from Plymouth to the New World, succeeded, and the rest, as they say, is history. This lecture will tell the story of Southwark in 1620, a place of great vitality and extreme contrasts and from where the Mayflower began her voyage to the New World.
Event – April 28, 2016
The Real World of Sherlock
a talk by
Professor B. J. Rahn
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes
Event – Thursday June 9th and Monday June 20th
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The Importance of Being Earnest follows two bachelor's leading double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must not only grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions but the formidable Lady Bracknell!
Event – Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. @The English-Speaking Union 144 East 39th Street, New York City
The King Under the Car Park:
The Search for Richard III
a talk by
Richard Buckley, OBE, PhD
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