ESU Austin Branch

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Welcome to the Austin Branch of The English-Speaking Union. We are a non-profit, non-political membership organization whose mission is to promote scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community. We sponsor and organize educational and cultural programs for students and teachers as well as provide lectures, social events, and travel opportunities for our members. The Austin Branch is one of 68 located throughout the United States and is part of a global network of ESUs promoting educational opportunities in over 50 countries around the world. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

News And Events

ESU Austin Branch Programs: 2023-24

October 24, 2023 
Chateau Bellevue

Gordon Peacock

"Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit"


November 28, 2023
Neill-Cochran House Museum

Bill Stutts

"The Astounding Birth, Brief Existence, and Gleaming Afterlife of Magna Carta, with Pics, Videos, and Atrocious Music"


January 23, 2024
Chateau Bellevue

Steve Saunders

"Heavenly Hereford, A Personal Journey in the Restoration of an English Cathedral" 

February 27, 2024
Chateau Bellevue

Cameron Jack Andrews

"Micronesia and Great Powers Competition" 


March 25, 2023
Neill-Cochran House Museum

Sara Schneider (returning speaker)

"Fit for a King: Coronation Music"


April 23, 2024
Neill-Cochran House Museum: Happy Hour & Program

Michael Anderson, UT professor of instruction; director of UT International Relations and Global Studies

"The Special Relationship between the US and Great Britain at Work in the Pacific in WWII"

All scheduled events are free to paid members

Guests are welcome: $50 per person for dinner and program at Chateau Bellevue

Pay for Dinner Attendance Here

$30 per person for happy hour and program at Neill-Cochran House Museum

Pay for Happy Hour Attendance Here

Free parking at both venues


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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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