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Bulletin #88 – Oct 2015

A free journal published monthly by The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor via e-mail here.

Churchill in the Great War

Churchill Centre Partners with National World War I Museum on 1915 Centennial Symposium to Highlight Churchill and Gallipoli

WWI MuseumOn November 6–7, the National World War I Museum of the United States (pictured) in Kansas City, Missouri, will host a symposium covering the events of 1915, the second year of the war. Featured speakers will include Christopher Bell, author of a forthcoming book about Churchill and the Dardanelles, who will discuss the ill-fated campaign in this centenary year of the tragedy.

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Churchill in Paris

French Conference Brings International Scholars Together in Paris to Discuss Many Aspects of Churchill’s Career

paris-conferenceChurchill authorities from around the world gathered in the French capital for an international conference held 23–25 September at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and at the Invalides War Museum. The conference was organised by Paris-Sorbonne in association with the Musée de l’Armée and the Charles de Gaulle Foundation, which hosted a major exhibition at the Musée de l’Armée on “Churchill – de Gaulle” earlier this year. Professor Antoine Capet, Emeritus Professor of British Studies at the University of Rouen and Professor Claire Charlot, of Paris-Sorbonne University, served as Convenors.

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Study Churchill in Free Online Course

Hillsdale College President and Churchill Scholar Teaches Free Course about the Greatest Briton

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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 >

St. Louis Exhibits Churchill

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’s Island

Winston Churchill’s Connections with the Isle of Wight Detailed in Beautiful, New Limited-edition Book

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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 >

Winston Churchill Reporting

Author SIMON READ Discusses his New Book about Churchill the Young War Correspondent

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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 >

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