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Bulletin #72 – Jun 2014

Publisher: Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor via e-mail here.

Lady Soames (Mary Churchill) Dies at Ninety-One

Last Surviving Child of Winston Churchill Witnessed History First Hand

Mary_SoamesThe Lady Soames LG DBEThe Trustees, members and affiliates of The Churchill Centre around the world are deeply saddened at the news of the death of The Lady Soames LG DBE. Mary was more than just our Patron. She was our advisor, mentor, supporter and—above all—friend. Her passing marks the end of an era not only for our organization but for all those who respect the memory of her father. Read More >

Announcing the First Special Edition of Finest Hour

Collector’s Issue Will Celebrate the Life of Mary Soames

fh129FH 129fh099FH 99The Churchill Centre will be publishing the first special edition of its flagship publication Finest Hour as a tribute to its late Patron Mary Soames. Editor Richard M. Langworth, who personally knew Mary Soames for thirty years, is preparing the tribute, which will be published in the fall after the publication of the regular summer issue. Mary has appeared on two previous covers: Issue 99 in 1998 and Issue 129 in 2005. But this will be a unique issue for a unique lady. Read More >

Churchill Quiz Goes Exclusively Online

Interactive Media Enables Expanded Quiz Features

Churchill_QuizThe popular Churchill Quiz, a feature in The Churchill Centre’s journal Finest Hour for more than twenty-five years, will now be published exclusively online through the Chartwell Bulletin and the website Quiz editor Jim Lancaster explains that this will make possible new ways to pose questions such as including audio and video clips as well as images of paintings and statues of Churchill and sites associated with his life and career. The Churchill Quiz will continue to be published quarterly. To see this month’s Quiz, please click on the link: Read More >

Churchill Centre Trustee Exhibits World War II Collection in New York City

Iconic Documents Featured in New York Display 

Holding_the_Line_CartoonChurchill Centre Trustee Kenneth W. Rendell is the world’s leading collector of artifacts and documents of World War II and founder of the acclaimed Museum of World War II in Natick, MA. For the first time, a selection of unique material from the Museum is being presented in New York in a special exhibit entitled “The Power of Words and Images in a World at War.” The show has been personally curated by Mr. Rendell and will be on display at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, until August 2. Read More >

New Book Profiles Ivor Roberts-Jones

Sculptor Created Iconic Churchill Statue in Parliament Square

Abstraction_and_RealityBritish sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913-1996), creator of the internationally recognized statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, is the subject of a lavishly-illustrated and comprehensive new monograph from Phillip Wilson Publishers. Authors Jonathan Black and Sara Ayres provide expert analysis of Roberts-Jones’ works while placing them in the context of his illustrious career. At 336 pages, it is the first in-depth look at the artist who created one of the most recognizable public images of Sir Winston. Read More >

Winston Churchill Design Competition 2014 Second Annual Competition Follows Successful 2013 Launch


The Churchill Centre has partnered with Pentland Group PLC and ARTS THREAD for the second annual Winston Churchill Design Competition. The competition seeks to discover upcoming talent and engage new audiences with Churchill’s story. The top three winning entries will receive: Read More >

Churchill Book Collector Launches Website

Churchill Book Collector Debuts New Site

CBC_logoThe Churchill Book Collector, profiled here last September, has now launched its own website. The Churchill Book Collector is operated by Marc Kuritz of San Diego, California and Paul Shelley of Edmonton, Alberta. They are friends and supporters of The Churchill Centre. To visit the new website, please CLICK HERE. Read More >

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