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Champagne Pol Roger
Pol Roger, the renowned Champagne brand, is organising a travelling exhibition to commemorate both its 175th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Winston Churchill's birth. The exhibition will showcase the special relationship between Pol Roger and the British high society. It will feature Royal Warrants as well as photographs of State Banquets where Pol Roger Champagne was served, including those attended by Churchill.
The exhibition will be available to support Churchill 150 events.
Meet the Members of the Churchill Alliance
Formed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill.
CHURCHILL Archives centre, Churchill College, Cambridge
Churchill College was founded by Royal Charter in 1960. It was created to embody the vision of Sir Winston Churchill for how higher education can benefit society in the modern age.
More than 800,000 of the documents of Sir Winston Churchill reside in the CAC.
Imperial War MUSEUMS
IWM was founded in the midst of the First World War with a mission to preserve and tell the stories of all kinds of people, not only from Britain but from the countries of its empire. The IWM continues to do this work covering 100 years of experience throughout the Commonwealth. Museums include the Churchill War Rooms.
Ditchley Park is one of the United Kingdom’s finest houses, having a rich history as an idyllic retreat for royalty and power since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Churchill famously used Ditchley as a secret base during the early years of World War II, meeting presidential envoy Harry Hopkins here in his efforts to win American support.
150th Anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's Birth
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on St Andrew’s Day, 30 November 1874. On his father’s side, he was a child of the aristocracy; his father was the Conservative politician Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill. His mother was the American-born beauty Jennie Jerome, daughter of a New York stockbroker, financier and newspaper proprietor Leonard Jerome.
Focussing on the renewal of democratic societies, states, markets and alliances Ditchley’s approach aims to build new common ground so that we can move toward solutions to complex problems. The Foundation believes that change is driven, and managed, by personal relationships, not reports or declarations. We engage local and global communities over time rather than chase headlines. We are not tied to the agenda of any government, political party or commercial interest. We are dedicated to creating space and time for deep reflection, sharing ideas and making new connections across divides at a time when our systems find this difficult and our challenges are interconnected. In an inspiring place the combination of cutting edge technology and the inspiration of our heritage and history helps enable spirited but respectful discussion across divisions of expertise, geography, generations and political opinion.
‘The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see’ -Winston Churchill
We work constantly to get better at this, harnessing the power of tradition and innovation in equal measure. No one leaves Ditchley without thinking new things.
'At Blenheim I took two very important decisions: to be born and to marry. I am happily content with the decisions I took on both occasions.'
What else you’ll discover in 2024 at Blenheim Palace
In addition to the events listed in the calendar on this page, you can also join us on a journey of discovery with these activities that will take place all year long.
Walk in Winston's Footsteps
Embark on a journey to discover Sir Winston Churchill's most cherished places at Blenheim Palace. Explore his favourite locations within the Palace, Park, and Formal Gardens, including the Temple of Diana, where Churchill proposed to Clementine Hozier. The Churchill Memorial Garden offers a timeline exhibition with a picturesque view painted by Churchill.
Podcasts with Churchill Authors and Experts
Monthly podcasts featuring discussions with authors and experts on Churchill's life and legacy will be released.
Join thousands of Churchillians from around the world.
Become a member of the International Churchill Society.