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A Debate: Was Churchill more of a Progressive then a Reactionary?

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 – 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: The Old Theatre, The Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE), Houghton Street, London WC2A

wsc0011Winston S. Churchill, 1900The Department of International History in association with The Churchill Centre (UK) will be hosting a public debate, addressing the question:

Was Churchill more of a progressive then a reactionary? 

The evenings speakers:

Dr Piers Brendon, Professor John Charmley, Professor David Edgerton, Lord Hurd of Westwell.

Churchill was both a Liberal who championed social reform, and a Conservative who believed in Empire. This event will examine the contradictions inherent in the life of the man voted greatest Briton. 

Piers Brendon is a biographer, historian, and former keeper of The Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. John Charmley is a professor of modern British History and head of school at the University of East Anglia. David Edgerton is Hans Rausing Chair in the centre of the History of Science Technology and Medicine, Imperial College, London. Douglas Hurd was the British Foreign Secretary from 1989-95. 

This is a free event and there is no need to book, but members should come along early to guarantee the best possible seats as indications are that it will be a popular occasion. The debate will be followed by a drinks reception, sponsored by The Churchill Centre (UK).

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 020 7955 6043 #LSEChurchill

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