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Jefferson's Daughters

Description: Thomas Jefferson is among the most famous of America's Founding Fathers, but it is easy to forget that he was an actual father to three daughters: Martha and Maria, by his wife Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. This talk will explore the different life paths the sisters chose, to see both the possibilities and the limitations for women and people of color as a result of the American Revolution. Their stories help us
to understand issues of race and gender in our own day, and to reflect on the personal and political legacy of one of our most fascinating Founders.

Fee: $30. Pay online by clicking here

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Holiday Party Pictures


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Afternoon Tea and Champagne Reception

A Toast to the Queen on her 92nd birthday - Maria Muller, who has held senior management positions at the British Museum and National Gallery in London, was formerly deputy director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is currently a consultant at the Harvard Art Museums.
Tribute and Reflections - Simon Boyd, chairman of The SoldiersFund, supporting British and American soldiers, veterans and their families; and a former Fast Jet Weapons Systems Officer in the RAF.

Boston Branch Winner of the 2018  National High School Shakespeare Competition and Third Place Winner of the National Competition - Julia Talbot, performing her award-winning monologue and sonnet.

Member Fee - $50 ~ Non-Member Fee - $70


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Boston Branch Holiday Party

Special Guest Melinda Ponder will read a Christmas Poem by beloved American Poet Katharine Lee Bates

Members attend free. Guests and Non ESU Members - $25

Valet parking is available at the Club at a charge of $19 (cash only)

Please RSVP by December 8, 2017

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Spring Reception & Celebration of the Queen's Birthday

Harriet Cross, British Consul General in Boston, spoke to members and guests at the Queen's birthday party on June 4.

 Boston Branch president, Paul Boghosian (left) with branch members Jody Dow and George Withington

Branch Shakespeare coordinator Julia Perlowski (right) with other members of the student troupe that performed a scene from Hamlet.

North Andover High School student Liam Houlihan performing as Hamlet from Shakespeare's play.

Paul Boghosian in conversation with members Joy Renjilian-Burgy and her husband, Don.

Boston Branch director Harriet Davis (left) with members Eric Birch and Sandra Moose.    


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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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