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Calendar of Events
This Calendar of Events provides information on future conferences, seminars, symposia, dinners, lectures, and other events sponsored by The Churchill Centre, its allies and affiliates, and other related parties.

If you are planning an event that may be of interest to Churchillians and would like to have it posted, send complete details to The Churchill Centre at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please provide as much information as possible including photographs and contact details. Also, if you know of an event that is not listed, please let us know and we will do our best to track it down and add it to the Calendar.

Upcoming Lecture at National WWI Museum Print E-mail
National World War I Museum, Kansas City, MO
October 9, 6:00 p.m.  
The Churchill Centre, in partnership with the National World War I Museum and the National Churchill Museum, will be presenting two programs in Kansas City, MO next month to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and Winston Churchill's seminal role in its early years. The first program is a talk on "Winston Churchill, the Rise of Germany and the Outbreak of the First World War" by popular historian and frequent TCC speaker Prof. John Maurer to be presented Thursday evening, October 9 at the World War I Museum. Prof. Maurer's presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. preceded by a free reception at 6:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 11 at 12:30 p.m. the Museum will host the local premiere of the acclaimed BBC docudrama Churchill's First World War. 

Evening with Churchill in Vancouver Print E-mail
6 November 2014 - Reception 5:00 PM, Programme 6:00-7:00 PM
Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, British Columbia
Churchill Society of British Columbia presents an 'Evening with Churchill'

"Victory Square"

Please join us on Thursday, November 6 to welcome our guest speaker Cameron Cathcart.

The story of Victory Square is as exciting and dynamic as Vancouver itself and a recognised heritage asset in the City of Vancouver. Its story is that of our city's growth from 1885 onward. The iconic location was the focal point of the city's early business community and site of Vancouver's first Court House. Renamed Victory Square after the First War, it has since become a place of remembrance for the past 90 years.

Cam Cathcart has an abiding interest in Victory Square both as Chair of the Vancouver Remembrance Day Committee and for the past 11 years, as the Master of Ceremonies each November 11th. He was a founding member of

Friends of Victory Square, which led the campaign for the revitalisation of the park 10 years ago.

Twenty Second Annual Birthday Dinner Print E-mail
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Cocktails at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM
Location: Arlington Club Portland, Oregon
Winston Churchill
Invitations will be sent the first week of November. Please RSVP if you would like to receive the invitation.

Action This Day

Please 'Save the Date' for the Chartwell Society of Oregon's Twenty Second Annual Birthday Dinner for Sir Winston L. S. Churchill, K.G., O.M., C.H., P.C., M.P.

Cocktails at six o'clock
Dinner at six thirty o'clock

Please confirm your attendance by 3 November 2014 to receive a formal invitation.

Thanksgiving Service for Lady Soames Print E-mail
Thursday 20th November 2014 at Noon
Location: Westminster Abbey, London
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On Thursday the 20th of November 2014 at noon a Thanksgiving service will be held at Westminster Abbey in London for the Churchill Centre's patron Lady Soames who passed away in May of this year at the age of 91.

The Lady Soames (15 September - 31 May 2014) was the youngest child of former Prime Minister Sir Winston and his wife Lady Churchill. Lady Soames led a public life in service to the country having serving in the Second World War, Chairman of the Royal National Theatre Board of Trustees and as a patron to many charities including The Churchill Centre. 

All Churchill Centre members attending the Memorial Service for The Lady Soames are extended an invitation to gather afterwards in the Churchill Bar of the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel at 30 Portman Square, London. This is simply intended as an opportunity for those who wish to raise a glass and reflect, and will be an informal occasion at which members can buy a drink with friends.

To apply for tickets for the service, please write to Miss N Chapman, The Office, West House, 1B Addison Crescent, London W14 8JP. You must enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope and state clearly the names of those for whom you are making the application.
New England Chapter to Host Michael Shelden Print E-mail
Friday, November 21 - 6:00 p.m. 
Union Club of Boston 

The New England Churchillians are pleased to hold its Sir Winston S. Churchill Birthday celebration at the Union Club of Boston on November 21 with guest speaker Michael Shelden, author of the best-selling Young Titan.
Chicagoland Annual Black Tie Celebration Print E-mail
Saturday, November 22 2014 - 6:00pm Drinks, 7:00pm Dinner
Location: Union League Club, Chicago
The Chicagoland chapter is celebrating Sir Winston Churchill's 140th birthday on November 22 at the Union League Club in Chicago. Our speaker is Professor Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College. Professor Arnn is well known to Churchillians especially for his work on the WSC biography with Martin Gilbert and the current publishing of Churchill works.

The title of the Speech is'"Churchill's Trial" with a 6:00 PM cash bar and 7:00 dinner at $100 per person. Invitations to local members will be mailed on October 22.

Contact Phil and Sue Larson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Celebrating the Life of Winston Churchill Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 January 2015 - 3:30 PM Reception, 4:30 PM Programme
Location: Royal Automobile Club, Sydney Australia
Please hold the date for our upcoming event.

The Churchill Centre is a partner of the Churchill 2015 initiative, along with Blenheim Palace, The English Speaking Union, The Houses of Parliament (Westminster), Harrow School, Chartwell, The Churchill Archive Centre, The Churchill War Rooms, and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust among others.

Churchill 2015 is a year long programme to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Winston's death in 1965 and commemorate his life and legacy.

Churchill 2015 events will be held all across the globe, with the first event on the programme calendar hosted by the Churchill Centre Australia (CCA).

The newly formed Churchill Centre Australia will be hosting this inaugural event at 3.30pm on Saturday 17th January 2015 at the Royal Automobile Club, Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Dr Anne Henderson, Director of The Sydney Institute, will be the guest speaker and will be delivering a lecture on:

"Menzies, Churchill and the Empire at War"

The 32nd International Churchill Conference, Churchill: Celebrating A Life Print E-mail
Woodstock, England - 26-29 May 2015
Location: Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park Hotel and Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
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As part of Churchill 2015, a year long programme to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Winston's death, The Churchill Centre is hosting the 32nd International Conference in Oxfordshire, England. Activities will center around three British stately homes: Blenheim Palace, where Churchill was born, where he proposed, and where he is buried at Bladon; Ditchley Park, where he conducted high level summit meetings during the war; and Heythrop Park, which is now the home of a Crowne Plaza hotel.

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the event is Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Purchase your tickets today! Early bird pricing available.

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Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, May 26 - An exclusive dinner at Ditchley Park for benefactors supporting the Conference.
Wednesday, May 27 - Opening dinner at the Heythrop Crowne Plaza that night.
Thursday, May 28 - Conference sessions begin at the Heythrop Park Hotel with a black tie Gala Dinner in the Orangery at Blenheim Palace that evening.
Friday, May 29 - Conference sessions are held at Blenheim Palace and will conclude in the afternoon. (Transporation will be provided between the Heythrop Crowne Plaza and Blenheim Palace).

**Those attending as part of the VIP package will be offered a courtesy bus to and from the Heythrop Park Hotel, departing a central London pick-up location on Tuesday, 26 May and returning to central London on the morning of Saturday, 30 May.

Related Events:
Blenheim Palace is holding two separate events separate from the Conference:

May 27 - Churchill Memorial Day - The VIP Package includes entrance to this event. Other conferences attendees can purchase tickets to this event at our Eventbrite page above.

May 29 - Churchill Memorial Concert (6:30 p.m.) - All interested conference attendees must contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at Blenheim Palace to purchase tickets for this concert. No conference packages include tickets to this event.

For more detailed information on the Churchill Memorial Concert,
please follow this link.

Those attending as part of the VIP package will be offered a courtesy bus to and from the Heythrop Park Hotel, departing a central pick up location in London on 26 May and returning to central London on the morning of Saturday 30 May.