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Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

April 1-15, 2015

Locations: Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco

young churchillThe Churchill Centre is pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of a lecture series by The Royal Oak FoundationYoung Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill.

The series will be conducted in the US during the month of April by Dr. Michael Shelden.

In modern memory, Winston Churchill often remains the man with the cigar, the great war-time orator, and the figure seen with equanimity among bombed out ruins. Few can remember that at the age of 40 he was considered washed up, his best days behind him. However, as a young man Churchill set out to become the hero that he believed this era of “great events” demanded.

Historian Michael Shelden will explore Churchill’s early life and career between 1901 and 1915, a time of high drama, personal courage and grave miscalculations that nearly undid him but also forged his character and led him to triumph during the Second World War.

Dr. Shelden will also present a portrait of Churchill as a dashing young suitor who pursued great beauties of British society with his witty repartee, political flair and poetic letters. This lecture will reveal how Churchill’s later success and political greatness was predicated on his formative years and his struggles to redeem the promise of his youth.

  • Chicago: April 1, 6:30 PM, Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street
  • New York: April 7, 6:00 PM, Abigail Smith Adams Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street
  • Philadelphia: April 8, 6:30 PM, The Union League, 140 S. Broad Street
  • San Diego: April 14, 6:00 PM, Kravet Showroom, 4090 Morena Blvd., Suite F
  • San Francisco: April 15, 7:00 PM, Arader Galleries, 432 Jackson Street

Churchill Centre members are eligible for the same discounted admission price as Royal Oak Foundation members.

For more information and ticket booking, please visit the speakers event page on The Royal Oak Foundation website here.

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