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ESU Austin Branch Programs: 2022-23

January 17, 2023 
Neill-Cochran House Museum
Happy Hour and Program

Sara Schneider, Musicologist and KMFA host and producer

"The First English-Language Opera, Origins and Meaning:
Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in Context"


February 7, 2023
Chateau Bellevue: Dinner & Program

Robert Hull, Consul General of Ireland, Austin

"Irish Independence: A Decade of Centenaries"


February 11, 2023
Neill-Cochran House Museum

Annual ESU Shakespeare Competition

Bridget Farias Gates, San Marcos theater educator, coordinates Central Texas students in recitations of Shakespeare, competing for scholarships to New York City's national competition later in the spring


March 7, 2023
Neill-Cochran House Museum

Happy Hour & Program

David L. Leal, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Associate Professor of Government and Mexican American studies, Director of the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute, and Director of the Immigration Studies Initiative at the UT-Austin

"Rishi Sunak and the Role of the British Prime Minister in Times of Economic Turbulence" [tentative title]


April 4, 2023
Neill-Cochran House Museum

Happy Hour & Program

Sumit Guha, Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at UT-Austin and author of Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present and Environment and Ethnicity in India, 1200-1991.

"Meritocracy in India and Britain c.1600-1950" [tentative title]

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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