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ESU Central Florida Branch MEETINGS: 2022-2023 SEASON

ESU Central Florida Branch MEETINGS: 2022-2023 SEASON

All programs are on Mondays at the University Club of Winter Park unless otherwise indicated.
Monday, September 12, 2022, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Professor Wayne Bowen, UCF - "Churchill and Spain in WWII."

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner at Winter Park Racquet Club and entertainment by Michael Andrew

Monday, November 7, 2022, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Professor Richard Aldous, Bard College - "The Iron Lady and the Gipper" How the iconic friendship between Thatcher and Regan ended the cold war.

Monday, December 5, 2022, 3:30-5:00 p.m. 

A special three-part presentation on the Evolution of Christmas

  • Part I: Why Christmas Is Celebrated on the Winter Solstice, Patrick Powers. 
  • Part 2: Customs of a Victorian Christmas 2. 
    Thanks to Prince Albert and Charles Dickens, Ann Hellmuth.
  • Part 3: Commercialization of Christmas by Department Stores, Michelle Levy
Tuesday, January, 17, 2023, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner at Winter Park Racquet Club and entertainment by Gloria Cook, Concert Pianist

Monday, February 20, 2023, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Shakespeare Competition at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Margeson Stage

Annually the Central Florida E-SU sponsors a Shakespeare Competition for Orange, Seminole, and Osceola County students in grades 9-12. Each student, who is a winner at his or her own school, memorizes and presents a Shakespearean sonnet and also a monologue from a collection of edited pieces provided by National. The Central Florida winner is then given an all-expenses paid trip to New York to compete in the National E-SU Shakespeare Competition. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. at Orlando Shakes with refreshments served at 5:00.

Monday, March 6, 2023, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Barbara Perry, UVA - "The Kennedys in England"
Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch.

Monday, April 3, 2023, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Julia Taddeo - University of Maryland - "From Mad George to Megabit" British Royal Scandals, Media, and History.

Monday, May 1, 2023, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Ed Larson - George Washington's Second Revolution.

Our Annual General Meeting will precede our guest speaker, Ed Larson


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