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Welcome to our News & Events page. For more information about all the events we run throughout the year,
please see our Membership Events page.
If you would like to know more, or are interested in attending any of these events, please call Suzanne
at the office on 0131 229 1528 or
For more information about the Edinburgh Branch, please
Remember to follow us on Twitter @esuedinburgh for updates and please do consider joining the ESU.
A list of previous speakers can be found here.
Scottish Independence Referendum Live Debate
Monday 25th August 2014, 7.00 for 7.30pm
We are delighted to be hosting a live debate at 23 Atholl Crescent on the forthcoming referendum on Scottish Independence. Following the ESU Debate
there will be an opportunity to watch the Second Leaders debate which will be broadcast live by the BBC from Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
The Evening will be in two parts:
Part One : 7.30-8.15pm English-Speaking Union Live Debate
Part Two : 8.30pm-10pm BBC Televised Debate
We anticipate that this will be very popular so if you wish to attend this event,
please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your seats.
MILK AND HONEY: Beyond the American Utopia
Photographs by Sheila Masson
Back by popular demand! After an extremely successful run at St. Margaret's House in Edinburgh,
we are delighted to announce that Milk and Honey: Beyond the American Utopia will be on display
here at the ESU Gallery throughout August.
Having returned to the United Kingdom after 20 years in the United States, photographer
Sheila Masson was frequently asked how she could have left a country that is often perceived
as being “the land of milk and honey”. Drawing on two decades of images from her photographic
archives, she has curated an exhibition that suggests underlying feelings of tension, fear and
disquiet. These sometimes unsettling photographs reveal an alternative view of the USA,
removed from the usual glamorous and jingoistic images frequently seen in the media.
“As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States I often feel that I have a conflicting and
shifting relationship to both countries, due to my insider/outsider position. While living in the USA I had
both a detachment and a connection to the political, social and geographic landscape and this manifested
itself in the ability to record different facets of the same story. Some of these images were taken during
specific assignments while I was working as photojournalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I knew that
they would never be published in my newspaper due to their content but regardless, I felt a need to record
the scene for myself. Therefore these images are a personal collection of “other moments” from a life in
a country that is far more complex, frustrating and complicated in reality than its frequently glossy image.”
For more information about Sheila and other examples of her work, and for exhibition opening times, please look at
Facebook: Sheila Masson Photography
EVENING TALK: Digital Libraries
Friday 3 October 2014, 6pm, for 6.30pm start
We are holding an evening talk as a joint event with the Oxford University Society in Edinburgh.
The speaker is Dr Christine Madsen, Head of Digital Programmes at the Bodleian Libraries.
All are welcome, but booking is essential. Tickets are £4 each and include refreshments.
Payment on the night please. If you would like to attend, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org stating your
name and the number of places you would like to reserve.
RECENT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
For news about past events and activities, please have a look at some of our newsletters:
ESU Newsletter August 2014
ESU Newsletter July 2014
ESU Newsletter June 2014
ESU Newsletter May 2014
ESU Newsletter April 2014
ESU Newsletter March 2014
ESU Newsletter February 2014
ESU Newsletter January 2014
ESU Newsletter November-December 2013
ESU Newsletter October 2013
ESU Newsletter August-September 2013
ESU Newsletter July 2013
ESU Newsletter April 2013
ESU Newsletter March 2013
ESU Newsletter November 2012
ESU Newsletter October 2012
ESU Newsletter August 2012
ESU Newsletter June-July 2012
ESU Newsletter May 2012
ESU Newsletter April 2012
ESU Newsletter April 2011
ESU Newsletter March 2011
ESU Newsletter February 2011
ESU Newsletter January 2011
ESU Newsletter November 2010
ESU Newsletter September-October 2010
ESU Newsletter July-August 2010
ESU Newsletter June 2010
ESU Newsletter May 2010
ESU Newsletter April 2010
ESU Newsletter March 2010
ESU Newsletter February 2010
ESU Newsletter January 2010
ESU News Special January 2010
ESU Newsletter November 2009
ESU Newsletter Summer 2009
ESU Newsletter Autumn 2008
ESU Newsletter Summer 2008
ESU Newsletter Spring 2008
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