Online Happy Hour Series


ESU Happy Hour Series

In response to the COVID-19 world, in July of 2020 ESU members got together to introduce the virtual Happy Hour Program, which has been met with resounding success. The Happy Hour Program brings guest speakers from locations all over the world, live and free of charge using the Zoom format. And to make it a real happy hour, a few of the speakers suggest signature cocktails to match the theme for the attendees to create and enjoy at home during their presentations. Many speakers also offer exciting participation opportunities with fun give-away books and products at the end of each program. All Happy Hour events are recorded and available for download to members and anyone interested to watch on-demand.

Small selection of past Happy Hour topics:

Classical English Style, Ward Farnsworth

England Before the Norman Conquest, Prof. Robert Hanning

Oh Yes It Is, The English Pantomime, Prof. James Stebbings

Port Wines, Phil Williams

Weird Moby-Dick, Heser Blum

London Architecture, 1066 thru the 18th Century, Dr. James Glass

Virtual Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London, Annamarie Dall’Anese

Kipling’s Kim: The Great Game and Real Spys, David Richards

Ending a Regency Marriage, James Nagle

The Dark Secret Behind Charles Dickens’ Christmas Tales, Andrew Halls, OBE

Potatoes Are Not Irish, Tomatoes Are Not Italian, Dr. Robin Sinclair

An Ancient and Global History of the Book, Prof. James Raven

The Kindertransport to Britain, Holly Mandelkern