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The English-Speaking Union is a non-profit, non-political educational organization whose mission is to celebrate English as a shared language to foster global understanding and goodwill. We sponsor competitions and scholarships for students and educators; and we offer lectures, cultural programs, social events and travel opportunities for our members. The Denver Branch is one of 68 located throughout the United States and is part of a network of ESUs 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.
Please join in the celebration and attend—in person! NOT virtual—an afternoon tea with tea sandwiches, scones, jam, lemon curd, Devonshire cream, chocolate-dipped Scottish shortbread, French macarons, and petits fours, all served with bottomless tea. Along with traditional tea service, you'll have your choice of a glass of champagne, a mimosa, or a Bellini. With respect to social distancing, including their patio, the venue can hold up to 35 people, so please register early for our celebration!
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020 Time: 3:00 to 5:30 PM Where: Babe's Tea Room (formally House of Commons)
2401 – 15th Street, Suite 170 (entrance on Platte
Street) Denver, CO 80202 (map on back) Cost: $20.00 / person
This would be a spectacular time to bring a guest and introduce them to our ESU group. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions regarding the event. We hope to see you there!
In Celebration of the Centennial of the
English-Speaking Union of the US The Denver Branch Presents
The Lady of the Tower:
A Story of the Keeper's Wife A Lecture By Author
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Doors Open: 6:30 pm Lecture Begins: 7:00pm
Walker Fine Art: 300 W. 11th Avenue
(entrance on Cherokee)
««Free of Charge and
Open to the Public»
Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic true story of love and betrayal through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family's surviving diaries, letters and court papers. Raised in England, Elizabeth St.John spends her time between California, England, and the past. A best-selling author, historian and genealogist, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, and Castle Fonmon to the Tower of London. Although the family sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them - in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint. And the occasional ghost. But that's a different story.
It is a great pleasure to announce our 2019 TLab recipients: Ms. Emily Pool from Cherry Creek High School and Mr. Dan Anderson from West Early College. Emily has a degree in History from the University of Texas in Austin where she also triple-minored in German, Government, and European Studies. She currently teaches CP World History and Humanities. Emily will attend Oxford's History, Politics, and Society program. Dan Anderson has his degree in English and Education from the University of Wisconsin and is currently attending CU, Denver for masters. Dan teaches junior and senior English, College & Career Planning, and is a baseball coach. Dan has applied to Oxford's Creative Writing program.
2010 BUSS Recipient
Denver is fortunate to have 2010 BUSS recipient Brian Kurz's editorial printed in the Denver Post. ESU is referenced as a great edition to a students well rounded education. Thanks Brian