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Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 6:00 PM

Location: The National Churchill Library and Center, Washington, D.C.
The Big Stick
Please join us on March 1 at 6 PM as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Dr. Eliot Cohen for a discussion of his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force.

Dr. Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). From 2007-2009, he served as Counselor of the Department of State. His many books include Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime, in which he examined the war leadership of Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, and others.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: The National Churchill Library and Center, Washington, D.C.
timothy snyder nclc
Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Professor Timothy Snyder for a discussion of his new book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.  

Professor Snyder is Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is the author of the acclaimed Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.

This lecture is open to the public and free of charge. No RSVP required. 

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: The Churchill Bar, Hyatt Regency, 30 Portman Square, London
Lord WatsonOn the evening of Tuesday 7th March 2017, The International Churchill Society (UK) will hold a champagne reception at the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill Hotel. Taking place in the intimate surroundings of The Library Suite, we will serve Pol Roger champagne with a mouth-watering selection of some of London's finest canapés. We are also delighted to be able to announce that our guest speaker will be Alan Watson; broadcaster, author, former President of the Liberal Party and peer.

Reserve tickets online here.

One of the finest 5-star hotels in London, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is situated in the heart of London's West End, this luxurious hotel is within walking distance to many of London’s leading attractions from Buckingham Palace to the picturesque Hyde Park, along with the exclusive shopping areas of Oxford Street, Soho, Bond Street, Mayfair and Marylebone. The hotel is conveniently located to the capital’s main business, cultural and entertainment district and the Heathrow Airport Express, which takes just 15-minutes from Paddington Station, is just a short ride away.

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Location: The National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri 
National Churchill MuseumThe Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College invites you to the annual Churchill Fellows Weekend at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri. 

Reserve your place online here.

The National Churchill Museum and the International Churchill Society are pleased to announce the schedule for Churchill Fellows Weekend on April 1. Guests who register for the Blenheim Package will receive complimentary round-trip VIP shuttle service from St. Louis to Fulton. Guests who prefer to stay in or near Fulton may register for the Iron Curtain Package. Both packages include a VIP luncheon, preferred seating for lectures, tours of National Churchill Museum, and the opportunity to meet with artist/Churchill granddaughter The Hon Edwina Sandys MBE, who created the sculpture Breakthrough.

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When: December 14, 2016 through April 2017

Location: Chartwell Booksellers, New York, NY


Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Location: Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
Jennie and Randolph Churchill
Please join us on May 13th at 3:00 PM at the Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, Wisconsin with Randolph and Jennie Churchill.

Winston Churchill's great-grandchildren will be speaking about their illustrious namesakes and great-great grandparents Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill. They will be introduced by the Chairman of the International Churchill Society, Laurence Geller CBE. 

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

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October 10-12, 2017

Location: The Essex House Hotel, New York, NY
The Churchill Centre is pleased to announce that the Thirty-fourth International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Essex House Hotel in New York City on 10-12 October 2017.

Registration is now open. Early-bird tickets are available for a limited time. Follow this link to register today. 

The Conference theme and further details will be announced soon. 

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When: On Now and Runs Until Further Notice

Location: The National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri

churchill-in-fultonThis 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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When: On Now and Runs Until Further Notice

Location: The National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri

National Churchill MuseumAn Exhibit for the Seventieth Anniversary of the Iron Curtain Speech

This exhibit answers the question "Why Did Winston Churchill Come to Westminster College?" Using the newly acquired papers of Westminster alumnus Major General Harry H. Vaughan, the exhibition will explain the key role that Vaughan played in extending the invitation from the college through the Truman White House to Churchill. The exhibit will also feature newly-acquired materials related to the Iron Curtain speech on March 5, 1946.

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Generally Held in Spring or Early Summer, Final Date to be Announced Soon

Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
blenheimpalace003The Churchill Memorial Concert is a biannual event and the next Concert to be held will be in early 2017. Date and further details to be confirmed. The purpose of the Concerts are to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill and to benefit local and national charities.

Check the Concert Website for Information & Ticket Options

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.

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