Conference

35th International Churchill Conference 2018 Date To Be Announced

Location: Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that the Thirty-fifth International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia in late 2018. Further details to be announced when available.

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Churchill the International Statesman Churchill Conference Triumphs in New York

The Thirty-fourth International Churchill Conference went from triumph to triumph this month at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City. Meeting from the 10th through the 12th in the capital of the world, the conference ranged across the spectrum of Churchill’s career with speakers that included Gen. David Petraeus, Andrew Roberts, and Lady Williams—who worked as a secretary for Churchill for six years.

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Lady Williams Speaks Churchill’s Secretary Shares Her Memories at 2017 Conference

Lady Williams of Elvel, who as Jane Portal served as a secretary to Winston Churchill from 1949 to 1955, received a standing ovation after speaking in conversation with Churchill’s granddaughter Celia Sandys at the Thirty-fourth International Churchill Conference in New York City. For one hour, the two women shared their memories of the busy life of the Greatest Briton. To watch the full video, please click here. Read More >

Churchill Leadership Award to General David Petraeus Recognition by the International Churchill Society

The 2017 Winston S. Churchill Leadership Award was presented to General David Petraeus at the Thirty-fourth International Churchill Conference. In presenting the award, International Churchill Society Chairman Laurence Geller stated that the general perfectly exemplified Churchillian Leadership. Read More >

Meet Churchill’s Granddaughter Celia Sandys to Interview her Grandfather’s Secretary

Celia Sandys, author of several excellent books about her grandfather Sir Winston Churchill, will interview Lady Williams of Elvel, the former Jane Portal and one of Sir Winston’s last-surviving secretaries, at the 34th International Churchill Conference, which will take place at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City next October 10, 11, and 12. Follow this link to register today.

Celia’s books include The Young Churchill about her grandfather’s youth, Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive about his adventures in South Africa, and Chasing Churchill about his various travels. She is Co-Chair of the International Churchill Society Board of Advisers and a highly popular speaker.

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Global Leadership Programme: Publication of Panel Reports 13th October 2015 at the Churchill War Rooms

Highlights from the Churchill 21st Century Statesmanship Global Leaders Programme launch of 16 panel reports.

Introduction: Lord George Robertson

Chair: Rachel Sylvester

Speakers: Sir David King, Ruth Kelly, Michael Clarke, Olly Rees, Fatima Islam

Churchill and the General Strike Boston, 28 October 1995

By Fred Farrow

Proceedings of the International Churchill Societies 1994-95

During the conference at Washington, D.C. last October, I remarked about my good fortune to have been born in England in 1906 at a time when Winston Churchill was in his early thirties. I had the further good fortune to have a grandfather with some small influence in the Conservative Party, which made it possible for me, during the First World War, to be taken to the Stranger’s Gallery at the House of Commons to listen to the debates and, on six or seven occasions, to hear Winston Churchill speak.

Now I must confess that at that tender age, eight to thirteen or fourteen, the subjects of the debates and indeed the details of the speeches were somewhat beyond my comprehension. But I do most dearly remember the atmosphere in the House of Commons when Mr. Churchill was speaking.

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