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Boris Johnson To Speak At Churchill Conference

London Mayor and Author of The Churchill Factor Will Be The Keynote Speaker at the 2015 International Churchill Conference

borisjohnsonMayor Boris Johnson The Churchill Centre UK has confirmed that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London and author of the new book The Churchill Factor, will be the keynote speaker at the 32nd International Churchill Conference. The Mayor will speak at the Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire on the morning of Thursday, 28 May 2015. We hope you will join us for what promises to be one our most exciting conferences.


Boris Johnson previously worked as editor of The Spectator before serving in Parliament from 2001-2008. He was elected Mayor of London in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He is noted for his readable style of writing, and The Churchill Factor has received very positive reviews. Writing of his book in The Wall Street Journal, Mayor Johnson states: “Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all Marxist historians who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces. He and he alone made the difference. There has been no one remotely like him before or since.”

The 2015 International Churchill Conference will begin on Tuesday, May 26th with a dinner at Ditchley Park. On Wednesday, May 27th conference attendees will be able to spend all day visiting Blenheim Palace, Churchill’s birthplace and home of the Dukes of Marlborough. A coach service to and from the hotel will be provided. (Please note that this Churchill Day is being organized by Blenheim Palace and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and will require separate registration. Details to follow.)

The conference officially opens on Thursday May 28 at the Heythrop Park Hotel with greetings from Celia Sandys, the conference president. In addition to Mayor Johnson, speakers that day will include noted historian Sir David Cannadine, presenter of last year’s highly popular “Churchill’s Other Lives”, and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, author of the acclaimed book Destiny in the Desert and a forthcoming book about the Battle of the Atlantic. In the evening coaches will take attendees to Blenheim for a gala dinner in the palace’s Orangery.

Friday’s sessions will take place at Blenheim. In the morning Lord Dobbs will discuss Churchill in print and film. In the afternoon a memorial service will take place at Churchill’s gravesite at St. Martin’s, Bladon.

More details about the conference will be forthcoming. For more information or to register for the conference, please CLICK HERE.

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