40th International Churchill Conference

5-7 October 2023

Edinburgh, Scotland

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A full schedule of experiences is planned, including exclusive visits to The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and Scone Palace. Conference lecture sessions will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that the 40th International Churchill Conference will be held in Edinburgh from 5-7 October 2023. This is the first conference to be held in Scotland!

Scotland holds a special place for Churchill, including being the home of Dundee, which Churchill represented in Parliament for 14 years (1908-22). Churchill's legacy continues to inspire people the world over. The 40th International Churchill Conference will honour his legacy by bringing together dedicated members and supporters of the Society to historic Edinburgh.

We are planning a full schedule of experiences, including exclusive visits to
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and Scone Palace. Conference lecture sessions will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday, 6 October.

We have reserved a hotel room block at the
Sheraton Grand Spa and Resort in Edinburgh, and a link to book your room will be provided in the coming weeks.

Speakers will be announced in the coming months, and tickets are sure to be purchased quickly—don't hesitate and purchase your tickets today!


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

Historian James Holland

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories, including Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege, Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and most recently, The War in the West. He has presented – and written – a large number of television programmes and series, including the BBC’s The Battle for Malta. He co-hosts the popular podcast We Have Ways of Making You Talk.

He is the Chair of the Chalke Valley History Festival, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Research Fellow at Swansea University.

Full conference programme to be announced soon. 

Conference venues

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia 

Scone Palace

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

View from the Museum Rooftop

The Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecture

The International Churchill Society will announce the keynote speaker soon.

Scone Palace

Scone Palace is a stunning site in Perthshire, Scotland with over 1000 years of history. The original home of the Stone of Destiny.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is set in the heart of Scotland's dynamic capital city.

Historic Queen Anne Room

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 Andy Smith on +44 20 7173 5123
or email him here.

Conference Sponsors
Silver Sponsorship $25,000
  • Stephen and Jane Poss
Bronze Sponsorship $10,000
  • Philip and Erin Boeckman
  • Robert and Rose Kelly
  • Ron and Eleanor Luke
  • Beth Madison
  • Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet
  • Bob and Regina Muehlhauser
  • Pol Roger Champagne
Benefactor Sponsorship $5,000
  • Wade Dyke
  • J. Kenyon Eagon and Heather Burns Eagon
  • Deborah Lindsay
  • Jay and Kelly Policastro
  • Barbi Richardson
Sheraton Edinburgh

RESERVE your room today!

Travel and Accommodation

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

We have reserved a block of rooms at special conference pricing.

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR

Tel: +44 131 229 9131

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