This year’s international Churchill conference will take place between 7 & 9 October with the theme “Churchill and Freedom.” We have already announced former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as our keynote speaker on the Friday evening. In addition, we will:
—Discuss Churchill’s escape from captivity in the Boer War in 1899 and how it launched his political career
—Debate the momentous events of 1921, when Churchill was Colonial Secretary responsible for both Ireland and the Middle East
—Mark the eightieth anniversary of the Atlantic Charter produced by Churchill and Pres. Roosevelt during their first wartime meeting
—Celebrate the launch of Professor James Muller’s long awaited and comprehensive edition of The River War, Churchill’s second book
The conference sessions on the Friday and Saturday will be streamed online and will be freely available to everyone. In addition, we hope that some of you will be able to join us in London to celebrate our own new found freedoms. We aim to have a reception at the RAF Club on the Thursday evening, a dinner at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square on the Friday, and a gala event at London’s historic Guildhall on the Saturday. Those attending in person will watch the streamed sessions together from the Marriott with some of the speakers attending in person.
Prices for the physical conference will be announced on May 18th after the UK government has issued its guidance on travel. In the event that we cannot gather in person, the entire conference will take place online as we did last year. In the meantime you can record your interest in attending in person when you complete the online registration here 2021 Churchill Conference Tickets | Eventbrite. Places may be limited and participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation. We strongly advise against making any bookings until after 18 May and until your conference place has been confirmed.
For more information, contact [email protected] with specific questions.
We look forward to seeing everyone again. The sunlit uplands are hopefully in sight.