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Bulletin #95 – May 2016

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

Churchillian Accommodations in the Persian Gulf

Randolph Churchill Helps Launch a Hotel Suite in Dubai that Honors his Great Grandfather

Dubai suiteRandolph Churchill and Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

The Sir Winston Churchill Suite at the St. Regis Luxury Hotel in Dubai was officially inaugurated in April by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman of Al Habtoor Group, and Randolph Churchill, a great grandson of the British Prime Minister. The three-bedroom suite occupies the top floors of the hotel and spreads over 913 square meters with art reproductions verified by Sir Winston Churchill Heritage Ltd that include paintings made by the man himself and photographs of him from the family albums.

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Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

The Churchill Centre Partners with Future Diplomats

Over the past year, The Churchill Centre has developed a good working relationship with the group Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) to help develop a better understanding of Winston Churchill’s legacy in the diplomats of the future. YPFP was founded in 2004 to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing young professionals with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers.

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Meet the Editor

DAVID FREEMAN is The Churchill Centre’s Director of Publications

DF with DukeDavid Freeman with the 12th Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, 2015
The Chartwell Bulletin recently met with David Freeman to discuss his responsibilities as editor of the Bulletin and Finest Hour, The Churchill Centre’s quarterly journal that appears in both print and electronic format.

CB: How did you come to be The Churchill Centre’s Director of Publications?

DF: My interest in Churchill started as a teenager, when I began reading his books. I soon joined what was then called the International Churchill Society, which later evolved into The Churchill Centre. I began contributing articles to Finest Hour when I was a student in college and continued this through the years until I was invited to take over as editor of the Chartwell Bulletin at the start of 2013. When Richard M. Langworth retired as editor of Finest Hour at the end of the following year, he recommended me as his successor to the Board of Trustees. And so here I am. Read More >

“My dear ‘Lurens’”

Jeremy and Nicole Wilson, eds. T. E. Lawrence: Correspondence with the Political Elite, 1922–1935, Castle Hill Press, 2015, 338 pages.
Reviewed by PAUL ALKON

TEL Letters

In the year 2000, Castle Hill Press began publishing the documents of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with four volumes of his correspondence with George Bernard Shaw and Shaw’s wife Charlotte. The latest of these (so far) fifteen fascinating volumes is Correspondence with the Political Elite, which, like its predecessors, is impeccably edited and helpfully annotated by Jeremy Wilson and his wife Nicole. This handsomely presented collection of important documents (which are not easily, or in some cases otherwise, available) allows for an unusually close encounter not only with Lawrence but also Winston Churchill and other political luminaries.

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Churchill Conference 2016

Program Published for Washington, D.C., 27–29 October

2016 Conference header

The daytime program for the thirty-third International Churchill Conference is now published. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Churchill: Friends and Contemporaries.” Speakers include: Randolph Churchill, Sir David Cannadine, Andrew Roberts, Lord Watson of Richmond, Candice Millard, and many more distinguished authorities. For booking details and to see the full program, please click on the Read More tab below. Read More >

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