The English-Speaking Union
New Orleans Branch
P.O. Box 57468,
New Orleans, LA 70157
2018 Shakespeare Competition Winner
Congratulations to the 2018 ESU New Orleans Branch Shakespeare Winner, Rohan Padmakumar, from Lusher Charter High School and his teacher, Beau Bratcher. Good luck at the National Competition in New York City!
Gary Mendoza, who also mentors students to compete in the annual Shakespeare Competition, will head to London for the program this summer thanks in part to the English Speaking Union of the United States [ESUUS], which provided the New Orleans chapter scholarship. Read more here.
We've had an event-filled and fun year! This was the international celebration of Shakespeare's 400th memorial year, and several of The English Speaking Union of New Orleans' programs revolved around this anniversary. In February, the Branch sponsored its annual, high school Shakespeare competition at Tulane and our regional winner went on to compete in New York in the Nationals.
The Branch hosted a program by Tulane University's English Department Head, Mike Kuczynski in May. He spoke about successfully bringing a touring First Folio copy to Tulane. In May, the Branch also hosted international author, Andrea Mays and she spoke about her current book, The Millionaire and the Bard.
Join us for fine fellowship, dining and a fascinating program by John Magill, retired senior curator / historian from The Historic New Orleans Collection. He is also the author and/or contributor to six books including New Orleans: The First 300 Years (Pelican 2017), as well as an ESU Board member:
"NEW ORLEANS BY THE NUMBERS – CRESCENT CITY POPULATIONS 1810-1920"
Magill's lecture will focus on the Crescent City's population growth from 1810-1920, primarily from large European immigrations, and compare that growth with other dynamic cities of the nation. Magill will also compare New Orleans along with other cities in the New World, and in keeping with the English Speaking Union compare it also with newly emerging cities of the British Empire.
Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Ralph's On The Park ! Prices: $65 members, $70 non-members
There will be a cash bar on the balcony!
Teachers, educators, lifelong learners: Study in the UK and have an unforgettable educational experience!
Our English in Action-TLab programs will transport you to the famed campuses of England and Scotland where you will attend real classes with top professors at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.