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1 November 2016

Watch the archive of the conference sessions at C-SPAN

The 33rd International Churchill Conference took place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 27-29, 2016. The conference coincided with the opening of the new National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) at The George Washington University on October 29, 2016. 

The full programme of events is listed here. Click each image to watch the full session at C-SPAN.

Winston S Churchill
Opening Remarks

  • David Freeman, Conference Chairman
  • Lee Pollock, Retiring ICS Executive Director
  • Laurence Geller, ICS Chairman
  • Michael Bishop, NCLC Director and ICS Executive Director

Conference Chairman David Freeman opened the conference, followed by retiring Executive Director Lee Pollock introducing The International Churchill Society (ICS) Chairman Laurence Geller. At the end of Geller's remarks, he introduces Michael Bishop, the newly appointed Director of the NCLC and Executive Director of ICS. 

Laurence S. Geller CBE, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Churchill Society and Chairman of Geller Capital Partners. An accomplished businessman and entrepreneur, he has more than forty-five years experience in the lodging industry having led multi-national, hospitality corporations. Mr. Geller serves on the board of Michels & Taylor (U.K) and previously served as Chairman of the IREFAC for six non-consecutive terms. Mr. Geller is active in many philanthropic organizations including service on the boards of Choose Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital, British American Business Council, and the American Jewish Committee. He is also Chairman of the UK Dementia Appeal Board. A graduate of Ealing Technical College, Mr. Geller is Chancellor of the University of West London. On 31 December 2011, Mr. Geller was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Conference Examines Life Legacy Winston Churchill   Video   C-SPAN orgYou can also read International Churchill Society Chairman Laurence Geller's opening remarks here.

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13 July 2016

"Fighting and Writing"

The Churchill Centre and the Churchill Society of New Orleans partnered with the National World War II Museum to host the 31st International Churchill Conference, in New Orleans. The conference took place on April 3-5, 2014, which was the 70th anniversary year of Operation Overlord. Overlord was the D-Day invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944.


The National Churchill Library and Center will be opening at The George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2016.


A panel discussion on Operation Overlord. Panellists included Nick Mueller, Director of the National World War II Museum of the United States and Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University. 


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12 July 2016

Churchill: Celebrating a Life

The 32nd International Churchill Conference took place in Oxfordshire, England in May 2015 at the Heythrop Park Hotel. Follow this link for the full conference programme

Welcome by Conference President and Churchill granddaughter Celia Sandys and Conference Chairman Derek Greenwell

Tribute to the late Lady Soames by Craig Horn with an introduction by Celia Sandys

Session 1: Why celebrate Churchill’s Life? Jonathan Dimbleby (Chairman), Professor Sir David Cannadine and Professor Margaret Macmillan

Session 1: Why celebrate Churchill’s Life? Q&A

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18 June 2015

Eminent Churchillian recalls fond memories Patron Lady Soames

Craig Horn of North Carolina remember our friend and former Patron Lady Soames at the 32nd Annual Churchill Conference in Oxfordshire, England. 

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18 June 2015

Mayor of London and UK MP Boris Johnson answers questions from the audience

After his address to the 32nd Annual Conference, Boris Johnson entertained the crowd answering questions from the conference delegates.  

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18 June 2015

Derek Greenwell opens the proceedings for the 32nd Annual Churchill Conference

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7 June 2015

Watch Boris Johnson's 'Churchill Factor' Presentation at the 32nd International Churchill Conference

The Hon Boris Johnson MP and Mayor of London, was introduced to the speeches of Sir Winston Churchill from a very early age. He recalls his father reciting Churchill's speeches and used this as inspiration to write his recent book on Sir Winston Churchill. He identified what made Churchill great as the 'Churchill Factor'.

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