ESU Denver Branch

A Welcome from the Denver Branch President

Welcome to the home page of the Denver Branch of the English-Speaking Union!  Maybe you are here for the first time, visiting a web address given to you by a friend or colleague or following a link from another website.  Perhaps you are a member, returning to see what we have done in the recent past and what we are planning for the future.  Whatever brought you here, I am glad you arrived!

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.

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News And Events



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 3:30-6:30pm


$20.00 per person (see registration details below)

Attendees will be seated at socially distanced tables and served a selection of hors'oeuvres and desserts while viewing the Gala festivities.

Cash Bar will be available

**To Comply with State Orders Masks Are Required**

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Let’s Celebrate ESU Denver Branch’s 90th Anniversary & ESU’s 100th!

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 or with any questions regarding the event.  We hope to see you there!

Click here to register online!


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You Are Invited To A
Private Reception Exclusively for
ESU Denver Branch Members and Their Guests
With 2020 Wrench Speaker

Elizabeth St. John

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 prior to the Public Lecture
Walker Fine Art: 300 W. 11th Avenue
(entrance on Cherokee) 

Appetizers, Wine & Beer Provided
Members $20               Guests $30
Reservations and Payment due: February 24, 2020

Send Payments and # of attendees to:
ESU Denver, 5930 S. Cimarron Way, Littleton, CO 80123
email for more information


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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

Elizabeth St.John
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.


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TLab Scholar Jeannine Mortell


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The English-Speaking Union

Denver Branch

Denver Branch Landmark Photo

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.

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