ESU Salisbury Branch

A Message from the Salisbury Branch President

Welcome to the Salisbury Branch of The English-Speaking Union. We are a non-profit, non-political membership organization whose mission is to promote scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community. We sponsor and organize educational and cultural programs for students and teachers as well as provide lectures, social events, and travel opportunities for our members. The Salisbury Branch is one of 68 located throughout the United States and is part of a global network of ESUs promoting educational opportunities in over 50 countries around the world. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

News And Events

Speaker Lineup 2018-19

Dr. Elliot Engel

Thur., September 20

Think we speak the finest language on the planet? Dr. Elliot Engel will provide some real chuckles with his lecture on "Our Slippery Mother Tongue: A Light History of the English Language."

Frederick Moyer

Thur., October 18

He's performed on every continent but Antarctica (!) and now we get to enjoy Frederick Moyer's unique classical piano style right here at home.

Gib Young

Thur., November 15
We promise you'll do a doubletake, sure Teddy Roosevelt has risen from the dead, when Gib Young regales us with his lecture on "Fun in the White House with the Roosevelts."

Dr. Jodi Magness

Wed., January 16
They've constituted one of the greatest curiosities of our time, and Dr. Jodi Magness will provide remarkable insights in her lecture on "The Archeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls."

Dr. Daniel Cobb

Thur., February 21
Think the American Revolution was just about the Brits vs. upstart Colonists? The war will take on new meaning when Dr. Cobb tells how it affected local Native American tribes like the Catawbas in "Independence Won & Lost: The American Revolution in Country."

Dan Smartwood

Thur., March 21
Cybersecurity couldn't be a timelier topic and Dan
Swartwood will enlighten us on the challenges the government, corporations, and private individuals face in this fast-paced world of technology.

Dr. Christopher Jones

Thur., April 11
Intrigued by the idea of going into space? Private companies are already looking into it! Dr. Christopher Jones will give us a reality check in his lecture "It's More Than Rocket Science: The Challenges of Spaceflight and Their Extraordinary Solution."

Annual Membership Dues: $50/single $90/couple
(One-time waiver for new attendees!)
Dinner fee: $32/pp
Location: Country Club of Salisbury
Time: 6:30 cocktails, 7:00 dinner, 8:00 presentation
To join or learn more, visit:
For dinner reservations, contact President Gerry Wood:
Mail: 414 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: 704-216-2660


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