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Churchill in Williamsburg, 2018 Full Conference Schedule Announced

The full schedule is now available for the 2018 International Churchill Conference to be held in Virginia’s historic Colonial Williamsburg, November 9–11. This year’s theme will be “Churchill: Walking with Destiny.” Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (ret.), Supreme Court of the United States, who announced his retirement last June, will be the Keynote Speaker.  Please click here to register for your place at the conference.

The Williamsburg Lodge will be conference headquarters for panel sessions while other events will take place in and around the community.


Friday, November 9

6–8:30 pm Opening Reception at the Governor’s Palace with welcoming remarks by Churchill granddaughter Emma Soames and International Churchill Society President Randolph Churchill

9–1 0 pm  Candlelight Tour of the Capitol

Saturday, November 10

9 am  Opening remarks by Michael F. Bishop

9:30–10:15  Allen Packwood, “How Churchill Waged War” with introduction by Minnie Churchill

10:30–11:15  Giles Milton, “Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” with introduction by Erin Minnaugh

11:30–12:00  Daniel Todman “Churchill in 1942” with introduction by Stacy Terris

12:00–1:30  Lunch in the Tidewater Room. Presentations will include Timothy Riley speaking on ‘The View from Fulton” and Katherine Carter on “The View from Chartwell.”

1:30–2:15  Edward G. Lengel, “Never in Finer Company” with introduction by Rob Havers

2:30–3:15  Sir David Cannadine, “The Statesman as Artist” with introduction by Katherine Carter

3:30–4:30  John Bew and Mitchell Reiss in conversation about “Churchillian Perspectives on Foreign Policy”

4:30–5:30  Book signing in Colony Foyer

6:30–7:30  Reception in Colony Foyer

7:30–9:20  Gala Dinner in Colony Room with Keynote Speech by Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (ret.), Supreme Court of the United States and introduction by Jennie Churchill

Sunday, November 11

9:00–9:45  Felix Klos, “Churchill and Europe” with introduction by Catherine Katz

10:00–10:45  Andrew Roberts, “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” with introduction by Michael F. Bishop

11:00–11:45  Commemoration of the Armistice Centenary

11:45–12:00  Closing remarks by Emma Soames

1:00 – 3:00  (Optional) Walking with Winston tour

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