Bulletin #88 – Oct 2015
A free journal published monthly by The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D. Contact the Editor via e-mail here.
French Conference Brings International Scholars Together in Paris to Discuss Many Aspects of Churchill’s Career
Hillsdale College President and Churchill Scholar Teaches Free Course about the Greatest Briton
Hillsdale College in Michigan opened registration for a new, free, not-for-credit, online course, “Winston Churchill and Statesmanship.” The six-week course, taught by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, examines the life, lessons and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Read More >
Major Exhibition of Churchill’s Paintings in St. Louis, MO at Kemper Art Museum to Run from November—February
The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill offers a unique opportunity to view paintings rarely seen in North America by the British statesman Winston Churchill (1874–1965), one of the most renowned—and many say greatest—wartime leaders of the twentieth century. Bringing together forty loans from preeminent public and private collections in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States—including the Royal Academy of Arts in London and Chartwell, the historic family estate in Kent, England—this exhibition surveys the full range of his art, from landscapes and seascapes to still lifes and portraits. Beginning with his earliest work in 1915, the paintings on view represent each of the five decades in which Churchill pursued what was for him the greatest of hobbies. Read More >
Winston Churchill’s Connections with the Isle of Wight Detailed in Beautiful, New Limited-edition Book
Winston Churchill’s parents Lord Randolph Churchill and Jennie Jerome first met during racing week at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 1873. The many connections through the centuries of both the Churchill and Jerome families with this island are the subject of a new, lavishly illustrated coffee-table book by Anthony Churchill. Read More >
Author SIMON READ Discusses his New Book about Churchill the Young War Correspondent
Winston Churchill Reporting is a new book by author Simon Read published this month in Britain and North America. The Chartwell Bulletin recently discussed with Read the subject of his work and what drew him to Churchill.
CB: How did you become interested in Winston Churchill?
SR: Although I have lived my entire adult life in the States, I am British by birth. Both my maternal grandparents served in the British military during the Second World War. My grandfather was a tail gunner with RAF Bomber Command and my grandmother served in the British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. As most people of that generation, they held Churchill in very high regard; I discovered Churchill through them. They had many of Churchill’s books on their living room bookshelf, so I first became aware of Churchill as a writer before anything else. Because of them, I had a fascination with the Second World War from a very young age, and so my interest in Churchill ultimately grew out of that. Read More >