ESU Princeton Branch

A Message from the Princeton Branch President

WELCOME to the Princeton Branch of the English-Speaking Union! The Branch is one of 68 local branches of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, a non-profit, non-political, educational organization formally organized in 1920. It shares a mission with over 50 nations with English-Speaking Union organizations, both in the developed and developing world and its primary goal is one of educational outreach and the usage of the English language to promote international understanding, friendship and goodwill. English is the international language of business, travel and technology and offers different races and cultures a means of shared communication.

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News And Events

2017-2018 Programs

OCTOBER 8TH, 2017 
PETER HAM

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2017   
THE ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS

JANUARY 14TH, 2018 
BARBARA TOMLINSON – THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY

FEBRUARY 25, 2018 
ANNUAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION

MARCH 25TH, 2018 
JONATHAN ROSE – THE LITERARY CAREER OF WINSTON CHURCHILL

APRIL 29TH, 2018 
KIM LANE SCHEPPELE - BREXIT

MAY 20th, 2017 
THE BRITISH HOLDINGS OF THE ROSENBACH MUSEUM


 

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October 8th, 2017 – Peter Ham


Peter's talk is based on Catherine Bailey's book, 'Black Diamonds' and is titled 'The End Of It All: Wentworth House, The Fitzwilliams and the 1940s Labour Government'.  The talk describes the coda to the political and social forces set in motion by the Glorious Revolution and the 1689 Bill of Rights that Peter described in his earlier talk on the the English Landscape Garden movement, 'Politics in the Garden'.

 

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November 5th, 2017 - The Royal Scottish Country Dancers


The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society [RSCDS], New Jersey Branch, conducts regular classes and parties open to all who are interested in preserving Scottish Country Dancing.  They will be demonstrating Scottish dancing and will probably ask for audience participation as they did last time!

 

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January 14th, 2018 - The Bayeux Tapestry


Professor Tomlinson specializes in major works of Western art, viewing them from a cultural perspective which explores how and why the art was created.  She has always been a history teacher, beginning with grade 6 and retiring from Kean University.  While at Kean, Ms. Tomlinson helped develop a course in Western Cultural History.  She holds a PhD and lectures on Cultural History and arranges tours for the serious scholar.

 

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February 25th, 2018 - Annual Shakespeare Competition

The annual E-SU National Shakespeare Competition is an event designed to encourage high school students across the country to develop their communication skills and an appreciation for the power of language and literature.  Teachers are supported in holding local competitions for students grades 9 – 12, during the fall.  The winner of each competition then proceeds to an E-SU sponsored Branch Competition in February.  The winner of the Branch Competition then advances to the E-SU National Competition in New York City in May.  The national winner is awarded an all expenses paid trip to London and the opportunity to study Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London.  The E-SU Princeton Branch will be holding its competition on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 and the public is welcome to attend.  Each student recites one Monologue and one Sonnet.

 

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