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Competition

Please check out the new educational programs being offered to teachers in elementary and middle school and ESU members

We invite all schools serving Grades 9-12 in our area to participate in the 2017 Shakespeare Competition. In this program, high school students nationwide read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in as many as three qualifying stages: school, community (ESU Branch) and national levels. Learn more about the Competition.


 

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Reminder to Teachers

As you prepare your students for the upcoming Shakespeare Competition, please complete your application for the Teachers Learning Abroad grant offered by the St. Louis chapter of English Speaking Union.  This is the chance of a lifetime for powerful, in-residence professional development in the United Kingdom.  Choose from studying for three weeks at Oxford University, Shakespeare's Globe in London, or Edinburgh University.  The St. Louis ESU Chapter will cover the costs up to $5,000 for this incredible experience.  Having been a Teacher Learning Abroad in 2013, I can tell you that it is just magical to be able to sit where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met to peer edit their literary masterpieces or to buy sweets in the shop that was described by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass.  The knowledge I acquired as I studied writing at Exeter College was valuable to not only me but also for my students. 

 

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Annual Holiday Luncheon

The St. Louis Branch
of 
The English-Speaking Union
Annual Holiday Luncheon

Featuring a program of 
Instrumental and vocal Selections
Celebrating the Holiday Season

Sunday, December 4, 2016

at Half-past Twelve in the Afternoon
Lunch served at one o'clock
Musical program to follow

Please make reservations by Monday, November 28
314-803-8927

$35 per person

No host bar
 

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St. Louis Branch of THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION presents TIMOTHY RILEY Director and Chief Curator National Churchill Museum

"Fifty Years Hence:
The English-Speaking Union, Fulton,
and the Legacy of Winston Churchill"

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cocktails ~ 12:30 Lunch ~ 1:00
$35 members ~ $40 guests

Since May 2, Timothy Riley has served as Director and Chief Curator for The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College. Tim is a graduate, cum laude, of
Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and also studied at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has also served as a curatorial assistant, education
assistant and lectures/concerts coordinator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 2006 through 2012 Tim served as director of The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton,
and was appointed Director Emeritus in 2012. In April of this year Tim was installed as Churchill Fellow of Westminster College.

Tim is the author or co-author of more than 20 articles on a variety of art, music and historical topics, including several essays about Winston Churchill. He has curated
exhibitions including "Before and After Rembrandt," "Chagall," and even explored the artistic side of our nation's pastime with his exhibition, "Art of the Diamond:
Baseball." He also curated the current exhibition "A Passion for Painting: The Art of Sir Winston Churchill aboard the Queen Mary" in Long Beach, California, which has been seen by 200,000 visitors since it opened in May. His exhibition earlier this year, "The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill," was organized by the National Churchill Museum and on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. It was hailed as "the most significant exhibition of Churchill's paintings in North America." Many ESU members attended a special branch tour of the exhibit, which Tim conducted for us. We are delighted to welcome him here again.

Please send reservation/check to E-SU, c/o Joan Buxton Falk (314-803-8927), 200 S. Brentwood - 8A, St. Louis, MO 63105, and indicate any with whom you wish to be seated.

 

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Queen Elizabeth's Birthday and Honoring Ruth A. Bryant

The Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
and the occasion to honor
Ruth A. Bryant
President Emerita
ESU-St. Louis 

Ruth A Bryant stepped down as ESU president after 43 years of dedicated service to the branch.  Her leadership enabled the St. Louis Branch to flourish in so many ways:  engaging speakers, spearheading the British University Summer School program and our Shakespeare Competition, inviting Evelyn Wrench speakers and Page Scholars, and organizing successful social functions.

 The Board of the ESU-STL decided to honor Ruth Bryant's exemplary service and dedication by creating the Ruth A. Bryant Education Fund.  The fund will support our varied educational programs.  It embodies Ruth's commitment to educating our members in all aspects of English language, culture and history.

 

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