Finest Hour 176, Spring 2017
The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce the 34th International Churchill Conference , “Churchill as International Statesman.” The Conference will be held at the historic Essex House hotel in New York City on October 10–12, 2017. This will be the first-ever International Churchill Conference held in New York, the city that Churchill first visited in 1895 and where he suffered his 1931 “misadventure”—being run over by a car on 5th Avenue. The history of the world hung in the balance just blocks from where we shall meet this autumn.
Those who register by May 31, 2017, will receive a 10% discount
on all tickets. Return the form enclosed with this issue or
go to www.bit.ly/Churchill2017 to register
First-time conference speakers will include Lord Owen, former British foreign secretary and author of Cabinet’s Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940; Lord Bew, author of Churchill and Ireland; and Lewis Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History and author of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Company. Return favorites will include Andrew Roberts, and David Lough on “Churchill and the Art of the Deal.”
One of the conference’s many highlights will be an interview by Celia Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter, with Lady Williams (formerly Jane Portal), personal secretary to Churchill during his second premiership.