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35th International Churchill Conference Explore Colonial Capitol by Candlelight

Registration continues for the 2018 International Churchill Conference, which will be held in Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg next November 9–11. This year’s theme will be “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” and will feature several new and returning faces. After the opening reception on Friday evening, there will be a candlelight tour of the beautiful capitol building, which is included free for all Blenheim package ticket holders. Please click here to register for your place at the conference.

This will be the first conference held in Williamsburg in twenty years. The Williamsburg Lodge will be conference headquarters for panel sessions while other events will take place in and around the historic community. The final day will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and will feature a memorial ceremony.

One of the central features of the conference will be the launch of Andrew Roberts’s major new Churchill biography Walking with Destiny. Based on original research in the Royal Archives, this is certain to be the new standard biography for our generation. Andrew will also serve as honorary conference co-chair along with Churchill granddaughter Emma Soames.

First-time conference speakers will include Giles Milton, author of Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly WarfareFelix Klos, author of Churchill’s Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe; Daniel Todman; and Edward Lengel. We are also pleased that Sir David Cannadine has agreed once again to bring his erudite observations to our conference. Further details will be released in the coming months.

Conference Schedule

Friday, November 9: Opening Reception and “Capitol by Candlelight” tour

Saturday, November 10: Panel sessions and gala dinner

Sunday, November 11: panel sessions continue followed by ceremony marking the centenary of the Armistice

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