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37th International Churchill Conference

Let Us Go Forward Together

Important notice for those thinking of booking for the forthcoming International Churchill Conference. The pandemic continues to cause huge global uncertainty and, while we continue to follow developments very closely, we cannot be certain that this event will go ahead and aim to take a final decision before the end of May once the post lockdown situation becomes clearer. Please wait for further information before making any bookings.

Considering Churchill’s Future

The 37th International Churchill Conference will be held at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, between Thursday the 22nd and Saturday the 24th of October 2020.

This conference seeks to bring together past, present and future. We will mark the sacrifices of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, 80 years on, and celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. But we will also take the unique opportunity to hear from some of those who remember Churchill, focusing especially on the women who supported him, while discussing his changing legacy. Through it all, we promise good food, fine wine and stimulating conversation in the best Churchillian tradition.

THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER

The opening night reception will take place between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm at The Royal Air Force Club in London’s Mayfair. Bowl food and Pol Roger Champagne will be served, with return transportation offered from the Marriott. Guests will be free to organise their own dinner arrangements afterwards if they wish.

FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER

Conference sessions will begin at 9.00 am and run through until 3.30 pm. During the day distinguished speakers will include Allen Packwood, Admiral Chris Parry, Graham Farmelo, Karen von Hippel, Sonia Purnell, Catherine Katz and Annie Gray. Following the final session of the day, delegates booking VIP and Blenheim Packages will attend an exclusive Churchill and Pol Roger Champagne tasting and lecture. Dinner will be served in the Ballroom at the hotel in the evening.

SATURDAY 24th OCTOBER

Organised tours in the morning will include the Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast and the Imperial War Museum, with the final conference sessions at the hotel in the afternoon following lunch. Our panellists will include Andrew Roberts, Katherine Carter, Celia Sandys, Emma Soames and Nonie Chapman.

Reserve your place for the conference here.

The Black Tie Gala Dinner held on Saturday evening will commence with a Pol Roger Champagne Reception in The Crypts, followed by dinner in the iconic Great Hall at Guildhall – the spectacular setting for the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet since 1502.


EXCLUSIVE GUIDED TOURS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY). There will also be the opportunity to join exclusive guided tours to Chartwell in Kent on Thursday 22nd, and the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge on Sunday 25th. These tours will include return travel from the Marriott, refreshments, exclusive expert-guided tours – the House and Studio at Chartwell, and the Churchill Archives Centre will be closed to the public during the tour, and lunch with a guest speaker.

Please do keep a watchful eye on Finest Hour, Churchill Bulletin and our special conference page winstonchurchill.org/London2020 for updates, speaker profiles and further details.

A block of rooms has been reserved at special conference rates, which you can book online directly with Marriott here. A limited number of rooms are available at the conference room block price. Please follow the link below, and then sign in or register (top right of the menu) to continue with your booking.

Reserve your place for the conference here.

Book your hotel group rate here.

If you prefer to book your rooms by phone, you can do so on the Marriott Group Reservations line. Please quote ‘International Churchill Conference.’

ICS UK Members Champagne Reception

On the evening of Tuesday 25th February 2020, the International Churchill Society (UK) will host a Pol Roger champagne reception at the Royal Air Force Club.

Taking place in the intimate surroundings of The Sovereign’s Suite, we will serve Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite champagne with a mouth-watering selection of canapés. Guests will also have the opportunity to see the portrait of Sir Winston Churchill that hangs in The Churchill Bar.

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be Sir Antony Beevor. Educated at Winchester and Sandhurst, where he studied military history, he left the Army after five years to write. He has published four novels, and twelve books of non-fiction. His work has appeared in thirty-two foreign languages and sold more than eight million copies.

The evening represents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow Churchillians and to meet friends both old and new. We will also have copies of Antony’s book available for sale.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR ICS MEMBERS

Members of The International Churchill Society can attend the evening for the special rate of £29.50 per ticket, tickets for non-members are priced at £39.50 each. Members may purchase tickets for their guests at the special rate if they do so in the same transaction.

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The Sir Winston Churchill City of London Debating Competition, Training Day

Sir John Major Lecture and Panel Discussion

Postponed until further notice. Please check back for the rescheduled date.

 

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2020 Churchill Awards Presentation and Dinner

Postponed until further notice. Please check back for the rescheduled date.

Please join us for a gala dinner honoring:

Lord Hague of Richmond, who will be presented the Churchill Award for Statesmanship and Christopher Jane Nassetta, who will receive the Churchill Award for Leadership

More details to follow.

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‘From Brooklyn to Blenheim and Beyond’

Randolph Churchill and Jennie Churchill present From Brooklyn to Blenheim and Beyond: The Influence of Winston Churchill’s Mother

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute in Phoenix, Arizona recently invited Randolph Churchill and his sister Jennie Churchill to be part of their Distinguished Speaker Series.

Author and eminent Churchillian Cita Stelzer coordinated with the O’Connor Institute on behalf of the International Churchill Society.

Founded in 2009 by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the nonpartisan institute continues her distinguished legacy and lifetime work to advance civil discourse, civic engagement and civics education.

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Stavridis Keynotes Conference Former NATO Commander Will Speak in Washington

Retired US Navy Admiral James Stavridis will deliver the keynote speech at the 36th International Churchill Conference, which will take place October 29–31 at the Georgetown Marriott in Washington, D.C. To register, please CLICK HERE. Read More >

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The Edmund Burke Award April 4, 2019 - New York City

Please join the Editors of The New Criterion in honoring this year’s recipient of The Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society.

The annual award will be presented to Andrew Roberts on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York City.

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ICS UK Pol Roger Champagne Reception Monday, 15 April 2019 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Guest speaker Allen Packwood OBE

On the evening of Monday 15th April 2019, the International Churchill Society (UK) will host a champagne reception at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Hotel. Situated in the heart of London’s West End, and within walking distance to many of the capital’s leading attractions, the venue is one of the finest 5-star hotels in London.

Taking place in the intimate surroundings of The Library Suite, we will serve Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite Pol Roger champagne with a mouth-watering selection of some of London’s finest canapés.

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America’s National Churchill Museum Celebrates 50 Years May 3-5, 2019

CELEBRATE the 50th anniversary of America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College where Winston Churchill delivered his legendary ‘Iron Curtain’ speech.

DISCOVER the wonders of the Museum that The Wall Street Journal recently named one of the ten most intriguing 2019 travel destinations in the world.

JOIN members of the Churchill family, Churchill Fellows, and other prestigious dignitaries from across the globe in Fulton, Missouri for a weekend of extraordinary exhibitions and events, including a special commemoration of the re-hallowing of Sir Christopher Wren’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, an unforgettable memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.

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Andrew Roberts Lecture Tour of Canada May 2019

In May 2019, author and historian Andrew Roberts will be on a speaking tour across Canada. Roberts is the author of the highly-acclaimed, single-volume biography of Winston Churchill, Walking with Destiny.

Tour Schedule

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Directors’ Luncheon – Capilano Golf and Country Club
Vancouver Banquet – The Vancouver Club

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Conference Registration Open! 2019 Churchill Conference in Washington D.C.

Registration is now open for the 36th International Churchill Conference, which will take place in Washington, D. C. at the Georgetown Marriott October 29–31. To register, please CLICK HERE.

This year’s conference will have the theme “Churchill: Masters of our Fate.” Full program details are still developing, but there are some exciting details that can already be shared.

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David Lough on His New Book ‘Darling Winston’ Friday, May 17, 2019 - Milwaukee, WI

The Churchill Society of Wisconsin welcomes back distinguished author David Lough speaking about his newly published book, Darling Winston – The Letters Between Winston Churchill and His Mother.

‘David Lough has assembled a wonderful collection that takes us through mother and son’s shared successes and failures, love and disappointment, exhilaration and despair’

Randolph Spencer-Churchill (Great Grandson of WSC)

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Young Churchillians Dinner

25 September 2019 – Canary Wharf, London

The International Churchill Society is pleased to invite 25-35-year-old professionals to join the first Young Churchillians Dinner at Boisdale Canary Wharf on Wednesday 25th September.

Reserve your tickets here.

Randolph Churchill (great-grandson of Sir Winston) will host the evening, with *Louis Rudd* (one of two men to ever have completed a solo unsupported crossing of Antarctica) as the keynote speaker.

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Nigel West Visits the NCLC

Churchill’s Spy Files

Nigel West visited the National Churchill Libray and Center a discussion of his new book, Churchill’s Spy Files, about the wartime prime minister’s relationship with MI5, Britain’s domestic security service.

 

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