40th International Churchill Conference

5-7 October 2023

Edinburgh, Scotland

Register early, some events will sell out.

Join us for a Pol Roger Welcome Reception in the State Dining Rooms aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia and Gala Dinner at Edinburgh Castle.

By registering your interest, you will be first to be notified when tickets become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 40th International Churchill Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland

We are still finalising the conference theme and speakers, but we can confirm two unique opportunities to be entertained in venues that have welcomed kings, queens, presidents, and prime ministers.


The welcome reception on Thursday, 5 October, will take place in the
State Dining Rooms of one of the most famous ships in the world – The Royal Yacht Britannia. Guests will be piped aboard and then enjoy Pol Roger Champagne, canapés, private tours of the ship, and their own firework display.,


Friday 6 October will see conference sessions, including The Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecture and an informal dinner in the evening.


On Saturday 7 October attendees will have the option to explore before our spectacular Gala
Dinner at Edinburgh Castle, one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe.
We expect that demand for tickets will be high and would urge early reservation. By scanning the code, you will be able to discover more or register your interest.

USHER HALL, EDINBURGH

12 OCTOBER, 1942

Winston Churchill 

I have myself some ties with Scotland which are to me of great significance—ties precious and lasting. First of all, I decided to be born on St. Andrew’s Day—and it was to Scotland I went to find my wife, who is deeply grieved not to be here today through temporary indisposition. I commanded a Scottish battalion of the famous 21st Regiment for five months in the line in France in the last war. I sat for fifteen years as the representative of 'Bonnie Dundee,' and I might be sitting for it still if the matter had rested entirely with me.

What to expect at the conference

Conference venues

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia 


The Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecture

The International Churchill Society will announce the keynote speaker soon.

Conference Sponsorship

Will you help us reach an even wider global audience?

Conference sponsorships range from $5,000 to $100,000 and include many benefits based on level.  

Would you like to discuss conference sponsorship?
Please get in touch with International Churchill Society UK, Executive Director Andrew Smith on +44 20 7173 5123
or email him here.

Conference Sponsors

Travel and Accommodation

All conference delegates are responsible for making their travel arrangements and booking accommodation.

The conference host hotel will be announced soon. 

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