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Last Call for Williamsburg 35th Annual Churchill Conference

The 2018 International Churchill Conference is less than one month away, but there is still time to register. The conference will take place in Virginia’s historic Colonial Williamsburg, November 9–11. This year’s theme will be “Churchill: Walking with Destiny.” The conference will conclude with a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The full schedule is posted below.

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.

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Book Signing

There will be a book signing period on November 10 during which guests may purchase copies of books by authors attending the conference and have them inscribed. The list of authors and titles includes:

John Bew, Clement Attlee

Sir David Cannadine, Churchill: The Statesman as Artist

Felix Klos, Churchill’s Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe

Edward G. Lengel, Never in Finer Company

Giles Milton, Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and D-Day: The Soldier’s Story

Allen Packwood, How Churchill Waged War

Andrew Roberts, Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Jill Rose, Nursing Churchill

Brough Scott, Churchill at the Gallop

Cita Stelzer, Dinner with Churchill

Daniel Todman, Britain’s War: Volume I


Friday, November 9

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

9–1 0 pm  Candlelight Tour of the Capitol

Saturday, November 10

9 am  Opening remarks by Laurence Geller and 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 include: Laurence Geller and Chris Matthews in conversation; Timothy Riley on “The View from Fulton”; and Katherine Carter on “The View from Chartwell.”

1:30–2:15  Edward G. Lengel and Rob Havers in conversation “Never in Finer Company: The Soldier’s Experience in World War I and Today”

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

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 featuring Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (ret.), Supreme Court of the United States in conversation with Chris Matthews and introduction by Jennie Churchill

Sunday, November 11

9:00–9:45  Felix Klos and Thomas Wright in conversation “Churchill and Europe, Then and Now” 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

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

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