British Historian Will Speak To Eminent Churchillians in D.C.
Dr. Andrew RobertsThe 30th International Churchill Conference is set to take place in Washington, D.C. from 31 October through 2 November. One of the key speakers will be noted Churchill scholar Andrew Roberts. Dr. Roberts will speak about “Churchill & Religion” while sharing a panel with Sir David Cannadine and others that will examine different aspects of Churchill’s leadership.
Conference and hotel registration are now open. Register soon to take advantage of early-bird rates. To view the complete conference program, please CLICK HERE. To register online, please CLICK HERE. To obtain a printable registration form, please CLICK HERE. To reserve a room at the Park Hyatt Washington (the host hotel), please CLICK HERE. Read More >
Free Audio Series For Members of The Churchill Centre
Sir David CannadineChurchill’s Other Lives, presented by Sir David Cannadine, examines aspects of the life and career of Winston Churchill by looking at less well known personal themes that are crucial to a fuller understanding of the most extrordinary man ever to occupy No. 10 Downing Street. Sir David will also be speaking at the 30th International Churchill Conference this fall in Washington, D.C. For more informaton on the upcoming conference, follow this link. Read More >
Young Adventurer: Winston Churchill & The 4th Hussars
Coming This SummerFinest Hour # 159 focuses on Churchill’s early days as a soldier. Paul H. Courtney contributes the cover story about young Lt. Churchill and the regiment to which he belonged. Douglas S. Russel reviews the medals and decorations Churchill received during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Hal Klepak evaluates Churchill’s experiences in Cuba, and Ronald I. Cohen introduces a rare article recording Churchills reflections on his role as war correspondant. Additionally, Ursula Corcoran provides insight into another aspect of Churchill’s military career with an article about Churchill, Woodstock and the Oxford Yeomenry Museum. Read More >
New Limited Edition Print by Edwina Sandys Now Available
The Churchill Centre is pleased to offer its members a special discount on purchases of a new limited edition print by internationally acclaimed artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill. The new image depicts Sir Winston Churchill working on his own painting Bottlescape, (1932), which still hangs outside the dining room in his Chartwell home.
Edwina Sandys has enjoyed a celebrated and accomplished career in sculpture, painting and writing. Her works are displayed at venues around the world, including United Nations centers and the Brooklyn Museum. In 1984, with her sister Celia Sandys, Edwina curated the exhibition: Painting As a Pastime: The Paintings of Winston S. Churchill, which traveled to venues including the National Academy of Design, New York and the Smithsonian, Washington, DC.
London Mayor Boris JohnsonDateline: London, 4 June Publisher Hodder & Stoughton announced that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has agreed to write a book on the character, life, legacy and meaning today of Sir Winston Churchill tentatively set to be called The Churchill Factor. “I am interested in the memory of Churchill, and how it has been distorted,” Johnson stated. “He is the resounding human rebuttal to all Marxist historians who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces,” the Mayor continued. “The point of the ‘Churchill Factor’ is that one man can make all the difference.” The book is set to be published in Britain in the fall of 2014 coinciding with the 140th anniversary of Churchill’s birth. Read More >
185 Accomplished Recipients Receive Free Churchill Centre Membership
Churchill’s InjunctionThe Churchill Centre is providing complimentary memberships to all 2012-13 new members of the National History Scholars Society in the United States. The NHSS, sponsored by the National History Club, recognizes high school history club members who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in honors history classes, have participated in for two or more years with the school’s History Club and are recommended by a school advisor. The 185 members of this year’s class come from 47 high schools across 22 states. Read More >
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Timeline PhotosPrime Minister Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin shake hands after the meeting during the Potsdam Conference, on this day in 1945. Code-named TERMINAL, this was the final ‘Big Three’ meeting of the war.
The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill's death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.
At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.