Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson for a discussion of his new book, The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power, and Churchill’s use of networks as a war leader.
The Churchill Memorial Concert is a biannual event and the next Concert to be held will be on Saturday 7th April 2018. The purpose of the Concerts are to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill and to benefit local and national charities.
The Guest Speaker this year is Earl Spencer with music by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Churchill Memorial Concerts Trust was established in 1993 to expand the range of distribution of the proceeds of the Churchill Memorial Concerts. These concerts were conceived as a means of providing funds for the Music Therapy Charity and continued to do so exclusively until 1993. It was then decided to bring other charities into the net whilst continuing to support Music Therapy Charity, the policy of the Trustees being that the charitable purposes should be primarily (though not exclusively) for Oxfordshire and be of the smaller variety, for which local funding is a crucial element. Read More >
The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia and former home of Thomas Jefferson.
The 35th International Churchill Conference will take place this November in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The conference will begin on Friday, November 9th and continue through the morning of Sunday the 11th at the Williamsburg Lodge. The final day will mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement that brought to an end the First World War.
On 8 January, more than 100 guests gathered at the renowned Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida for a reception and dinner hosted by the International Churchill Society (ICS) in honor of “A Man for All Seasons: The Art of Winston Churchill,” a superb exhibition of Churchill paintings, documents, and artifacts at the nearby Society of the Four Arts. Read More >
Amb. Kim Darroch flanked by members of the Churchill family, Michael Bishop, and Speaker Ryan
November 30, the 143rd birthday of Sir Winston Churchill, was the occasion of a brief burst of bipartisanship as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan hosted a toast to Churchill in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol that was also attended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and about 120 guests. Read More >
Robert Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and the moderator of Washington Week on PBS.
Mr. Costa was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where the focus of his study was Winston Churchill.
Exiled Heads of European States meeting with King and Queen of England
“Czechs, Poles, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians have joined their causes to our own.” Winston S. Churchill, 18 June 1940. Exiled Heads of European States (above) meeting with King and Queen of England. Left to right: Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, Miss Beneš, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Miss Raczkiewicz, King George VI of England, King Peter of Yugoslavia, King Haakon of Norway, Queen Elizabeth of England, President Vładysław Raczkiewicz of Poland, and President Edvard Beneš of Czechoslovakia.
Event to be held a the Union Club of Boston, 8 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Cocktail Reception at 6:00 PM – Dinner at 7:00 PM.
Annual Birthday Address “Last Hope Island: Churchill, Britain and the Partnership with Occupied Europe” will be given by author and historian by Lynne Olson.
Black Tie and Decorations (or dark suit), $95 per person, all-inclusive. Please RSVP by November 27.
Dinner event with The Churchill Society of Wisconsin in Milwaukee
Join The Churchill Society of Wisconsin as celebrated British historian, journalist and Bradley Prize winner Andrew Roberts arrives in Milwaukee to discuss his newest Churchill biography, Walking With Destiny. Based on 43 new sources that have been donated to the Churchill Archives, this is the first significant bio since the last major work in 2001. Queen Elizabeth II allowed Mr. Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to use her father King George VI’s diaries.
This exhibition focuses on Winston Churchill’s mastery of language and how the words in his “Sinews of Peace” speech changed the course of history. Widely known as the ‘Iron Curtain’ speech, Churchill’s address on March 5, 1946 at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri warned the world of the looming threat of the Soviet Union in Europe.
The National Churchill Museum will display a typewritten draft of the speech with handwritten corrections dictated by Churchill to his secretary Edith Nina “Jo” Sturdee. All fifty pages of the speech will be displayed allowing viewers to experience first-hand Churchill’s final edits to his most famous post-war speech. The exhibition also includes photographs, rare audio and video clips, and never-before-exhibited documents, including correspondence between President Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Westminster College President Franc McCluer.
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The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill's death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.
At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.