32nd International Churchill Conference

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

Session 2: The Churchill Factor Keynote presentation: Boris Johnson with an introduction by Lord (Jonathan) Marland

Session 2: Boris Johnson Keynote Q&A

Consolations 1: Churchill and Animals by Dr Piers Brendon

Controversies 1: Churchill and Islam, a panel with Paul Courtenay (Chairman), Imam Ahmed Abdel-Rahman al Mahdi, Professor James Muller and Dr Warren Dockter

Controversies 1: Churchill and Islam Q&A

Consolations 2: Churchill and Painting by Minnie Churchill


Controversies 2: Churchill and the Dardanelles Dr David Freeman (Chairman), Harry Atkinson, Professor Antoine Capet and Dr Mark Hamilton


Controversies 2: Churchill and the Dardanelles Q&A

Churchill and Napoleon by Dr Andrew Roberts

Remembering Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell with an introduction by Celia Sandys


Churchill Centre Trustee Tina Flaherty Closes the Conference

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The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.