Now studying his PhD in a joint-program with the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and the Universitat de Barcelona, International ESU alumnus Patrick Saliba shares his life-changing experience.

Patrick Saliba

My name is Patrick Saliba and I am from Lebanon. In 2011, I had the opportunity to represent my university in the National English Public Speaking Competition organized by the ESU in my country.  

Luckily enough, I was granted the opportunity to be a special guest at the International Public Speaking Competition held in London and organized by The English Speaking Union.

My Magna Carta

My Magna Carta is an international creative essay competition for 11 to 18 year olds in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Young people from across the UK, the English-Speaking Union's member countries and throughout the Commonwealth are invited to create their very own Magna Carta for the 21st century: one document that safeguards and promotes the rights, privileges and liberties of either their own country or the whole world.


Congratulations to all the young people within the ESU international community who have been selected as finalists for this year's competition. Best wishes to all in the final round of competition!

IPSC 2015The IPSC 2016 Finals in London will take place between Monday 9 and Friday 13 May 2016.

This year’s Heats Theme is “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”. The theme for the International Final will be “Integrity has no need of rules”. 

All country representatives will be required to prepare a 5-minute speech relating to this theme. Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they wish, but may not use the theme as the title of their speech. 

Please note that the Heats are held in London and are the qualifying rounds for the Semi Final on Friday. The Semi Final will be impromptu speeches.

For more information and to register, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The English-Speaking Union Spain, in collaboration with the Ateneo de Madrid, have the honour to present the internationally acclaimed pianist: Nikolai Demidenko who will express, on his piano and through a brief chat in English, his personal musical and personal outlook. Mr. Demidenko gives concerts with the top orchestras of the world incluiding the Orquesta Nacional de España and Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona. His favourite composers include Bach, Clementi, Mozart, Scarlatti, Schubert and, especially Chopin, who earned him a prize at MIDEM 2010. The performance will be at the Hall of the Ateneo de Madrid, calle Prado 21, Madrid, on 12th. April at 7 PM. The entrance is free for those who are at the door at 18.30. Tickets will be provided on a first come first served basis. For more information on how to book your seat email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our goal is to have branches of ESU Spain throughtout Spain. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can form an ESU branch in your city.

MadridThe capital of Spain, will be the scene for the launch of the ESU´s newest member.Located in the heart of the peninsula and the Castillian plain ESU Spain has a rich and varied launch programme to welcome our guests from around the world. We are presently finalising our itinerary which will include 2 days of activities in Madrid as well as an exciting excursion to the ancient capital of Toledo where we will have a full day of official activities with the University of Castilla La Mancha and the regional government.
The grand metropolis of Madrid can boast of over a thousand years of history - from its unlikely beginnings as an outpost of the Umayyad Caliphate to the present day as the vibrant capital city of a modern European nation. We offer a full service to cover any needs for the duration and period before and after the launch for those that wish to take advantage of the Easter break for a full Iberian expererience!

We warmly welcome all ESU members from wherever you are in the world to join us in celebrating our launch. To view our Spain ESU video to introduce our launch click here ESU SPAIN VIDEO