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Charles Byrne ESU CEO

The ESU welcomes Charles Byrne as new Director-General/CEO

The English-Speaking Union appoints Charles Byrne as its new CEO

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‘We have definitely seen the positive impact’

Horton Park Primary reveals the impact of our Oracy in Action programme

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Children and young people struggle to make friends, survey results show

Children and young people aged 5-17 are struggling to make friends because they lack self-confidence in speaking to other children, a new survey shows

Bromley High School wins ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition 2023

Bromley High School Wins ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition (PSC) 2023

Bromley High School beats 425 teams nationwide to win ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition 2023

It’s in your gift

Leaving a legacy is your chance to make a lasting impact. Here we look at three of ESU’s generous benefactors and the difference their help has made.

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Re-engaging with the ESU - Sarah Harding

1990 Secondary School Exchange alumna Sarah Harding tells us how she has enjoyed recently reconnecting with the ESU

A picture of a young female debater standing in front of a fireplace inside the ESU London's office building at Dartmouth House.

Bromley High School and Ibstock Place School go through to the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition Grand Finals

Bromley High School and Ibstock Place School win the London Regional Finals amidst an immensely high standard of competition

10 things you didn’t know about Japan  

From an island full of rabbits to ways to say sorry, Natasha McGowan uncovers some little-known facts about the land of the rising sun

Lindemann Outreach- ‘Introduction to Science’

The Lindemann Trust organised a day of science talks for Year 6 students at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Former head of Chilean school wins ESU International Oracy Teacher Award  

Teacher working in Chile recognised for excellence in oracy teaching

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