Bulletin #59 – May 2013
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Conference and Hotel Registration is Now Open
The Churchill Centre, in partnership with the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is hosting the 30th International Churchill Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Churchill: Perspectives on Leadership.
The conference registration booklet, with complete details on speakers, tours, dinners and hotel accommodations, may be viewed by CLICKING HERE. To obtain a printable Registration Form, please CLICK HERE. Read More >
Winston Churchill’s Longtime Private Secretary Dies at 89
Montague Browne’s 1995 Memoir
Churchill Centre Honorary Member Sir Anthony Montague Browne KCMG CBE DFC passed away on April 1st, barely a month from his 90th birthday. The news was announced one week later with the result that it became easily overlooked following the death of Lady Thatcher on April 8th. Montague Browne was seconded from the Foreign Office to serve as the Prime Minister’s private secretary in 1952. After Churchill retired from Downing Street in 1955, he asked that Montague Browne be allowed to remain with him. The request granted, Montague Browne stayed with the former Prime Minister until Churchill’s death a decade later. Consequently, he had more contact with Churchill than anyone outside the family during the last dozen years of Churchill’s life. In his 1995 memoir Long Sunset, Montague Browne chronicled this time with warm and absorbing style. Read More >
Three Rare Churchill Paintings for Sale
Italian Garden, 1930Three original oil paintings executed by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1930’s
are being offered for sale for the first time. The works are “Coast Scene near
Marseilles” (1935) 13×16 ½ inches, “Italian Garden Scene” (1930) 27×23 inches and “Marrakech” (1935) 16.5×18 inches. All are listed in the definitive catalogue of Churchill’s works.
The paintings are owned by a member of the Churchill family and are currently on display at Churchill’s home at Chartwell in Kent. This is the first time each of these works has been offered for sale on the open market and each is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the owner. Read More >
Churchill’s Picture To Appear on Five Pound Note in 2016
Click on the Image of the Banknote for a video explanation of its features.At a ceremony held at Chartwell itself, Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced that Winston Churchill’s image will appear on the Five Pound banknote starting in three years’ time. King was joined by Lady Soames, Patron of the Churchill Centre, and her nephew’s son Randolph Churchill as the new design was presented using a large facsimile. The image used is taken from the famous “Roaring Lion” photograph made by Yousef Kharsh in the Canadian Parliament building in 1941. As a backdrop the new note will include an image of the Palace of Westminster and the Nobel Prize for Literature, which Churchill received in 1953. Read More >
Standing Solid at Number OneChurchill Is the Top Pick of the World’s CEOs
This past April the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers announced the results of a survey that it conducted with 1,330 Chief Exexcutive Officers of companies in 68 different countries. One question read as follows: “As a leader can you give an example from literature or history where someone exhibited good leadership?” Winston Churchill emerged as the number-one choice of the world’s business leaders. Asked in a follow-up, “what did you admire about their actions?” one CEO replied: “He explained the reality of what people faced, and he mobilized them to deal with it.” Read More >
Newsletters and Events From Local Chapters of The Churchill Centre
Across Britain and North America, as well as places further afield including Australia, Israel and Portugal, members of the Churchill Centre keep a busy schedule to honor Winston Churchill and promote his legacy. Additionally, the Centre keeps in close contact with the staff of the Churchill Museum at the Churchill War Rooms in London, the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge, the National Churchill Museum of the United States in Fulton, Missouri and of course Chartwell itself, Churchill’s home in Westerham, Kent. Many of these chapters and institutions also publish their own newsletters. Here is a register of recent and coming events: Read More >
The Chartwell Bulletin Has its Own Facebook Page
You can follow announcements about Churchill-related happenings even more frequently by visiting The Chartwell Bulletin page on Facebook and clicking on “Like”. Periodic announcements will then appear in your regular news feed. To visit the page, CLICK HERE. Read More >