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Ocotber 27th, 2019 - Kistin Birdier

Kirstin Bridier - The National Trust for Scotland and Saving Hill House,
Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Masterpiece

 
Executive Director – National Trust for Scotland

Kirstin is responsible for securing support for the Trust from individual, corporate, and foundation donors in
the US. Kirstin, who previously worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum, is a graduate of Smith College and holds an M.Sc. in historic preservation from the
University of Pennsylvania. This presentation will feature efforts to preserve Hill House, designed in 1902 by
Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Scottish Publisher Walter Blackie.


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LOCATION: Mercer County Library - Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville NJ
DATE & TIME: October 27th at 3.00 PM

The presentation will be followed by refreshments.

 

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September 29th, 2019 - TLab Presentations

Teachers Learning Abroad Presentations

 

Please come join us as our Scholarship Teachers share their experiences from the summer's educational programs. These presentations are always fun, high-energy and entertaining!

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LOCATION: Mercer County Library - Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville NJ
TIME: 3.00 PM

The presentation will be followed by refreshments.

 

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OCTOBER 21ST, 2018 - THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION, PRINCETON BRANCH PRESENTS:

JONATHAN ROSE – THE READING HABITS OF THE BRITISH WORKING CLASS

Professor Jonathan Rose is the William R. Kenan Professor of History at Drew University and specializes in British history, intellectual history, and history of the book.  Two of his books are: The Literary Churchill:  Author, Reader, Actor [2014] and The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes [2001].  The latter won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History.

LOCATION:  The Kirby Arts Center, The Lawrenceville School

TIME:  3.00 PM

The presentation will be followed by refreshments.  Free to E-SU Members.  $10 for non-members.

For additional information, please visit the website at http://www.esuus.org/princeton/

 

 

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NOVEMBER 4TH, 2018 - THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION, PRINCETON BRANCH PRESENTS:

DINING WITH MR. DARCY:  A Look at Georgian and Regency Food 

Photo Credit – Richard Koek

Georgian England saw great change in all forms of social life from the growth of the middle class, the birth of industrialization, and a rapid increase on the consumption of new luxury goods.   The great Jane Austen, the careful chronicler of the social world and customs in late 18th century Regency England used references to food sparingly but significantly in her fiction.  This talk will consider what one might have encountered should one have had the coveted opportunity to share a meal with complex Mr. Darcy himself.

BIO - Carl Raymond is a food historian, writer and museum educator.  He has worked at the Merchant's House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming.  Carl trained at French Culinary Institute as well as the Institute for Culinary Education and holds a diploma in Culinary Arts. He has taught recreational cooking classes throughout New York City and has lectured on food history at the Merchant's House Museum, the National Arts Club, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the English Speaking Union.  Most recently, he was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City, Oxford University Press.

LOCATION:  The Kirby Arts Center, The Lawrenceville School

TIME:  3.00 PM  The presentation will be followed by refreshments.  Free to E-SU Members.  $10 for non-members.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation.  Additional Information at http://www.esuus.org/princeton/

 

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JANUARY 27TH, 2019  THE E-SU PRINCETON BRANCH PRESENTS:

HEATHER EWING ON JAMES SMITHSON, THE BRITISH FOUNDER OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

 

Heather Ewing

Heather Ewing is a graduate of Yale University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is currently a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, where she works as an architectural historian. The Lost World of James Smithson is her first book. She lives in New York. 

LOCATION:  The Kirby Arts Center, The Lawrenceville School

TIME:  3.00 PM

The presentation will be followed by refreshments.  Free to E-SU Members.  $10 for non-members.

For additional information, please visit the website at http://www.esuus.org/princeton/

 

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