From The International Churchill Society
The International Churchill Society (ICS) was founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill’s death and is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. For the benefit of scholars, students, and Churchillians, the Society’s activities, publications, and programmes are conducted through the joint resources of the National Churchill Leadership Center at The George Washington University in Washington, DC and America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. ICS is an US IRS 501c3 Registered Nonprofit. The International Churchill Society (UK) (ICSUK) was established by Deed of Trust in 1988 and is a UK registered charity.
In response to recent media coverage, we would like to clarify that neither ICS nor ICSUK have any direct links, or joint programmes with the Churchill Fellowship (formerly The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust). None of our Board Members or Trustees serve as Trustees of the Churchill Fellowship and we have no involvement in any of their decisions or programmes. We do however acknowledge the extraordinary contribution that Churchill Fellows have made to society over the last 56 years and fully support the tremendous work that the Churchill Fellowship and its Trustees do in administering the living memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.
ICS will not be commenting further or wish to be quoted in connection with the matter. If you would like to read the statement that the Churchill Fellowship has released concerning their recent name change, it can be found here on their website.
In the United Kingdom, ICSUK supports educational programmes and competitions, particularly for the inspiration of the young, including amongst others, the ESU-Churchill National Public Speaking Competition, The City of London Schools Debating Competition and the Winston Churchill Design Competition. The Society played a key role in facilitating the national Churchill 2015 programme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death and is currently preparing to host the 38th International Churchill Conference which takes place in London this October.
To find out more about our work and ambitions for the future please continue to browse our website. If you would like to support our work, please consider joining the ICS here.
Laurence Geller CBE
International Churchill Society
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