May 29, 2022

Tim Bouverie to Give 2022 Poss Lecture

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that historian Tim Bouverie will be the 2022 Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecturer. Bouverie will speak at the upcoming 39th International Churchill Conference, which will take place in Kansas City, MO, October 6-8. For full conference details and to register, please CLICK HERE.

Bouverie is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill and the Road to War, which received critical acclaim and was also shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. A Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, Tim is now working on a sequel entitled Allies at War.  During lockdown, unable to access archives, he wrote a short book on classical music, Perfect Pitch: 100 Pieces of Classical Music to Bring Joy, Tears, Solace, Empathy & Inspiration.

The Poss Lecture began as a feature of the annual Churchill conference just last year thanks to the generous support of Stephen and Jane Poss. Speaking about this year’s conference, Stephen and Jane said: “We are thrilled and honored that Tim Bouverie has agreed to be the Distinguished Churchill Lecturer for 2022. His Appeasement is an extraordinarily researched and compelling account of the period 1933–1940, when the Western allies failed to rebuild their military capabilities in the tragically mistaken belief that appeasing ruthless dictators would, by showing weakness and conciliation instead of strength, somehow deter aggression. The lessons of Tim Bouverie’s superb scholarship, while timeless, are of particularly vital relevance today. We look forward to hearing his lecture at the Conference in Kansas City.”

Purchase your conference tickets now so you do not miss out on Tim’s exciting inclusion to a stellar conference lineup that includes, amongst others, authors Angela Stent and Candice Millard.

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2023 International Churchill Conference

Join us for the 40th International Churchill Conference. Edinburgh Scotland, 5-7 October 2023

This year’s Churchill conference will be held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and at America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. The conference will explore the theme Churchill: In War and Peace and will explore some of the most important facets of Sir Winston Churchill’s extraordinary legacy: the difficulty and dangers of waging war and the challenges of preserving peace. Given the tumultuous state of global affairs, with new and growing threats to international security ever present, we will draw upon the study of the past and learn from some of today’s most qualified authorities to gain a better understanding of the world in which we now live.

The inaugural Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecture was delivered by Andrew Roberts at the 2021 International Churchill Conference in London, which you can watch by clicking here.

To learn more about the conference schedule and to buy your tickets, please click here.

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