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Bulletin #90 – Dec 2015

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Sen. Joe Lieberman Receives Churchill Centre Leadership Award;
Capitol Hill Presentation and Toast Hosted by Speaker Paul Ryan

libermanWashington, DC: Former United States Senator Joe Lieberman received The Churchill Centre’s National Leadership Award in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on 1 December hosted by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The Award was presented to the four-term senator from Connecticut in a private ceremony in the Speaker’s chambers followed by a Churchill birthday champagne toast in the Freedom Foyer, location of the Oscar Nemon bust donated by the Centre in 2013.

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The Thirty-third International Churchill Conference will be at
The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC from 27–29 Oct., 2016

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The Churchill Centre is pleased to announce that the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on 27–29 October 2016. The Conference theme will be “Churchill:  Friends and Contemporaries” and will focus on the myriad and fascinating relationships between Churchill and his wide range of friends and contemporaries—from politicians to soldiers, statesmen to writers, friends to family members.

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Family and Friends Gather to Remember Churchill’s Boswell

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A Memorial evening to honour The Rt. Hon. Sir Martin Gilbert CBE DLitt FRSL, Winston Churchill’s official biographer, was held on 24 November 2015 at the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in Central London. Close to 600 guests from the United Kingdom and abroad attended the memorial including family, friends, parliamentarians and diplomats, scholars and historians, veterans and the military, Holocaust survivors and their families.

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Randolph Churchill Visits the Ancestral Vault of his Great-great-great-grandfather in Brooklyn

randolph-churchill 01On a recent visit to New York City, Randolph Churchill visited the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in the borough of Brooklyn to pay his respects at the tomb of his great-great-great-grandfather Leonard Jerome, the father of Sir Winston Churchill’s mother Jennie. Jerome was a well-known Wall Street speculator and raconteur in the nineteenth century. His portrait now hangs at Randolph’s home in Kent not far from Chartwell, the beloved country home of Randolph’s illustrious great-grandfather.

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New Exhibition Opens at Chartwell

national-trust-chartwellThe National Trust at Chartwell in Kent is opening an exhibition to mark 100 years since Sir Winston Churchill made the decision to go and fight at the Western Front. “Into the Trenches,” which opened on 14 November, tells the story of the events, adventures and trials of Winston’s early military life that would give him the strength, courage, and conviction row which he is so famous today. The exhibit explores the early military career of our greatest Briton through keepsakes cherished over a lifetime, such as Churchill’s childhood toy soldiers, Boer War satchel, and the shrapnel-damaged torch he used on night patrol in the trenches of the First World War. These have been carefully selected to shed light on an often unknown side of Churchill’s career with each item telling a different story.

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Test Your Knowledge of Churchill

Churchill quiz

The popular Churchill Quiz is now published exclusively online. Find out if you know as much about Winston Churchill as you think you do and learn something new in the process. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to The Churchill Centre website. The latest instalment is now available. To view the WINTER edition of the quiz, please CLICK HERE.

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