Past Events

The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill March 21 to May 30, 2018

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NCM Fellows Weekend Focuses on Churchill and Israel National Churchill Museum, March 25, 2018

Israeli Ambassador to Give Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture at Fellows Weekend

The Association of Churchill Fellows, founded in 1969, is an honorary society of people dedicated to the development and use of the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College. Past Fellows include Churchill’s namesake grandson, Winston Churchill; Walter Cronkite; President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Sir David Cannadine, Lady Mary Soames; British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Sir Martin Gilbert, International Churchill Society Chairman Laurence Geller CBE; and the Right Honorable Earl Mountbatten of Burma. The Association of Churchill Fellows hosts annually a “Churchill Fellows Weekend,” an occasion that brings together renown speakers, statesmen, and Churchillians at the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

His Excellency Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, will be the keynote speaker for Churchill Fellows Weekend 2018, to be held March 24-25.

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Randy Otto Returns as Winston Churchill February 22, 2018

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Randy Otto returns as Winston Churchill and Painting As A Past Time. Mr. Otto will take us back to one of the darkest periods in Churchill’s life, the early days of WWI and the fallout from the Dardanelles & Gallipoli campaigns and the forces that drew him to the artist’s easel.

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Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory 23rd & 24th of March 2018

Churchill Society of Tennessee Conference in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee

The Churchill Society of Tennessee, an affiliate of the International Churchill Society, presents the Churchill Society of Tennessee Conference on Sir Winston S Churchill. The keynote address for the conference will be given by Winston and Clementine’s great-grandson Randolph Churchill.

The themes of the 2018 Regional Conference are Churchill’s appreciation of music, classical, marches, bands, hymns and the songs of Harrow School and the World Wars and also, his fascination with the American Civil War.

Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson and President of the International Churchill Society, will be the honoured guest and speaker at the Saturday evening Black Tie Banquet. Mr Churchill will also be on the programme at the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall at the start of the evening concert of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO) reading two of his great-grandfather’s speeches to the accompaniment of a string quartet with music composed by Don Cusic.

The NSO will also perform its program on the Holocaust that evening. Each registration includes one ticket to the NSO on Friday night.

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The Impossible Presidency: A Conversation with Jeremi Suri Monday, February 26, 2018 | 2:00 PM

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes historian Jeremi Suri for a discussion of his latest book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. 

Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, and Professor of Public Affairs and History, at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the author or editor of nine books, including Henry Kissinger and the American Century, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere.

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Churchill at the Gallop February 27, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Winston’s Life in the Saddle

Book Signing & Conversation at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia.

Join us for a reception and book signing with author Brough Scott as he unveils his latest book, Churchill at the Gallop: Winston’s Life in the Saddle. Mr. Scott is a British horse racing journalist, broadcaster, former jockey and accomplished author. In his ninth book, Scott reminds readers of the importance that horses played in Winston Churchill’s life, as he traces the hoof prints through Churchill’s childhood, military career and achievements in sport.

Mr. Scott will be joined in conversation by Michael F. Bishop, director of the National Churchill Library and Center at the George Washington University and executive director of the International Churchill Society.

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Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Monday, March 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A discussion and book signing with author Giles Milton

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Giles Milton, author of Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat, a study of sabotage and guerrilla warfare in World War II.

Giles Milton is the internationally best-selling author of Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, White Gold, Russian Roulette, and many other books. A graduate of the University of Bristol, he lives in London.

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The Square and the Tower Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

International Churchill Society (UK) Champagne Reception Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Reception with guest speaker Anthony Sattin

On the evening of Wednesday 28th March 2018, the International Churchill Society (UK) will host a champagne reception at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Hotel. Situated in the heart of London’s West End, and within walking distance to many of the capital’s leading attractions, the venue is one of the finest 5-star hotels in London.

Reserve your spot for the reception. 

Taking place in the intimate surroundings of The Library Suite, we will serve Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite Pol Roger champagne with a mouth-watering selection of some of London’s finest canapés. We are also delighted to be able to announce that our guest speaker will be journalist and broadcaster Anthony Sattin, who will explore Churchill’s relationship with T.E. Lawrence and the shaping of the modern Middle East.

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44th Churchill Memorial Concert Saturday 7th April 2018

The Churchill Memorial Concert is a biannual event and the next Concert to be held will be on Saturday 7th April 2018. The purpose of the Concerts are to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill and to benefit local and national charities.

The Guest Speaker this year is Earl Spencer with music by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.


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The Churchill Memorial Concerts Trust was established in 1993 to expand the range of distribution of the proceeds of the Churchill Memorial Concerts. These concerts were conceived as a means of providing funds for the Music Therapy Charity and continued to do so exclusively until 1993. It was then decided to bring other charities into the net whilst continuing to support Music Therapy Charity, the policy of the Trustees being that the charitable purposes should be primarily (though not exclusively) for Oxfordshire and be of the smaller variety, for which local funding is a crucial element.
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Regarding the European Union, what would Winston do? Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Felix Klos and Nile Gardiner for a discussion and debate about Klos’s new book, Churchill’s Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe.

Felix Klos is an American/Dutch historian and the author of Churchill on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill’s European Project.  He has worked as an intern in the United States Senate and for the Dutch Liberal Democratic Party D66.  He is a staunch supporter of the EU and his work on Churchill was used by the “Remain” campaign during last year’s dramatic EU referendum in the UK.

Dr. Nile Gardiner is Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation and a staunch and prolific Brexit supporter.  His frequent written and televised commentary appears on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Politics and Leadership, Past and Present: A discussion with journalist Robert Costa Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Robert Costa for a discussion about the current political scene and the lessons of history.

Robert Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and the moderator of Washington Week on PBS.

Mr. Costa was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Pennsylvania.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where the focus of his study was Winston Churchill.

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Sir Winston Churchill Award Dinner 2017 Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Sir Winston Churchill Award Dinner is a prestigious event that honours those who have demonstrated Churchillian qualities in public life. It is organised by The International Churchill Society (UK), a registered charity supporting the development of educational resources and programmes relating to the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. These currently include a national public speaking competition for secondary schools in partnership with the English-Speaking Union, two further regional public speaking competitions at Chartwell and Blenheim Palace, a global design competition, the delivery of online teaching resources into UK schools, sponsorship at the Chalke Valley History Festival, our quarterly magazine Finest Hour and the continued development of our digital resources.

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Churchill and Fisher – Titans at the Admiralty Tue. 14 November 2017

Author Barry Gough on his latest book, Churchill and Fisher – Titans of the Admiralty

The book is a vivid study in the politics and stress of high command and describes the decisive roles of a young Winston Churchill as political head of the Admiralty and the ageing Admiral ‘Jacky’ Fisher as professional master and creator of Dreadnought, locked together in perilous destiny. Upon these ‘Titans at the Admiralty’ rested Allied command of the sea at the moment of its supreme test, the challenge presented by the Kaiser’s navy under the dangerous Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz.

This dual biography, based on a fresh and thorough appraisal of the Churchill and Fisher papers, is a story for the ages. It is about Churchill’s and Fisher’s war – how each fought it, how they waged it together, and how they fought against each other, face to face or behind the scenes. It reveals a strange and unique pairing of sea lords who found themselves facing Armageddon and seeking to maintain the primacy of the Royal Navy, the guardian of trade, the succour of the British peoples, and the shield of Empire.

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2017 New England Birthday Celebration Thursday, November 30, 2017

Czechs, Poles, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians have joined their causes to our own.” Winston S. Churchill, 18 June 1940. Exiled Heads of European States (above) meeting with King and Queen of England. Left to right: Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, Miss Beneš, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Miss Raczkiewicz, King George VI of England, King Peter of Yugoslavia, King Haakon of Norway, Queen Elizabeth of England, President Vładysław Raczkiewicz of Poland, and President Edvard Beneš of Czechoslovakia.


Event to be held a the Union Club of Boston, 8 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Cocktail Reception at 6:00 PM – Dinner at 7:00 PM.

Annual Birthday Address “Last Hope Island: Churchill, Britain and the Partnership with Occupied Europe” will be given by author and historian by Lynne Olson.

Black Tie and Decorations (or dark suit), $95 per person, all-inclusive. Please RSVP by November 27.

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