Past Events

2017 Churchill Fellows

National Churchill Museum to Honor New Fellows
Gen. David H. Petraeus and Author Jon Meacham
Report by TIMOTHY RILEY

Gen. David H. Petreaus and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will headline Churchill Fellows Weekend 2017 at the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Fifteen new fellows altogether will be installed on the morning of Saturday, April 1st. The ceremony will take place within the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, which was designed by Christopher Wren but bombed out of its original London site by the Luftwafe in 1940 and re-dedicated in 1969 as a permanent memorial to Sir Winston Churchill at Westminster College, where Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946.

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Timothy Snyder at the NCLC

Author of On Tyranny gives a talk in Washington, D.C.

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, gave a talk at the National Churchill Library and Center about his book in which he reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th century and how these specific cases can be used as lessons for maintaining democracy today. Watch the entire talk at C-SPAN.

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Churchill Fellows Weekend Saturday, 1 April 2017

Location: The National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri 

National Churchill MuseumThe Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College invites you to the annual Churchill Fellows Weekend at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri.


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The National Churchill Museum and the International Churchill Society are pleased to announce the schedule for Churchill Fellows Weekend on April 1. Guests who register for the Blenheim Package will receive complimentary round-trip VIP shuttle service from St. Louis to Fulton. Guests who prefer to stay in or near Fulton may register for the Iron Curtain Package. Both packages include a VIP luncheon, preferred seating for lectures, tours of National Churchill Museum, and the opportunity to meet with artist/Churchill granddaughter The Hon Edwina Sandys MBE, who created the sculpture Breakthrough.

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The International Churchill Society (UK) Champagne Reception with Alan Watson Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: The Churchill Bar, Hyatt Regency, 30 Portman Square, London
Lord WatsonOn the evening of Tuesday 7th March 2017, The International Churchill Society (UK) will hold a champagne reception at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Hotel. Taking place in the intimate surroundings of The Library Suite, we will serve Pol Roger champagne with a mouth-watering selection of some of London’s finest canapés. We are also delighted to be able to announce that our guest speaker will be Alan Watson; broadcaster, author, former President of the Liberal Party and peer.


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One of the finest 5-star hotels in London, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is situated in the heart of London’s West End, this luxurious hotel is within walking distance to many of London’s leading attractions from Buckingham Palace to the picturesque Hyde Park, along with the exclusive shopping areas of Oxford Street, Soho, Bond Street, Mayfair and Marylebone. The hotel is conveniently located to the capital’s main business, cultural and entertainment district and the Heathrow Airport Express, which takes just 15-minutes from Paddington Station, is just a short ride away.

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‘On Tyranny’ Author Timothy Snyder Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: The National Churchill Library and Center, Washington, D.C.
timothy snyder nclc

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Professor Timothy Snyder for a discussion of his new book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

Professor Snyder is Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is the author of the acclaimed Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.

This lecture is open to the public and free of charge. No RSVP required.

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‘The Big Stick’ by Eliot Cohen Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 6:00 PM

Location: The National Churchill Library and Center, Washington, D.C.

The Big Stick

Please join us on March 1 at 6 PM as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Dr. Eliot Cohen for a discussion of his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force.

Dr. Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). From 2007-2009, he served as Counselor of the Department of State. His many books include Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime, in which he examined the war leadership of Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, and others.

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An Evening with General David Petraeus

When: Friday, December 16, 2016 – 6:00 PM EST

Location: The National Churchill Library and Center, Washington, D.C. and LIVE on C-SPAN 2 TV

National Churchill Library and Center 001Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University welcomes General David Petraeus for a discussion on strategic leadership and current global challenges, and a reflection on Winston Churchill as a leader in war and peace.

General Petraeus, a renowned counterinsurgency expert, served for nearly four decades in the U.S. Army. His commands included coalition forces in Iraq, U.S. Central Command, and coalition forces in Afghanistan. He was widely credited for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq that sharply reduced sectarian violence. Upon his retirement from the military, he took up the post of CIA Director.

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Celebrate Churchill’s Birthday in Chicago

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 6 P.M. Cocktails, 7 P.M. Dinner

Location: The Drake Oak Brook, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60532
ChicagoChurchill Society Chicagoland invites you to attend the142nd Birthday Celebration of  Sir Winston Spencer Churchill hosted by Joe & Terrie Troiani.

The Art of Sir Winston Churchill: An illustrated Presentation

Our Honoured Speaker is Timothy Riley the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator of the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

Dress is Black Tie (small medals) or Optional Dark Suit

The Drake Oak Brook
2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 571-0000
www.thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com

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The Sir Winston Churchill Award Dinner

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 from 19:00 to 22:30

Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY, UK
Prince-of-WalesThe Sir Winston Churchill Award Dinner is an annual event that honours those who have demonstrated Churchillian qualities in public life. It is organised by The International Churchill Society (UK), a registered charity supporting the development of educational resources and programmes relating to the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. These currently include a national public speaking competition for secondary schools, two further regional public speaking competitions at Chartwell and Blenheim Palace, a global design competition, the delivery of on-line teaching resources into UK schools, sponsorship at the Chalke Valley History Festival, our quarterly magazine Finest Hour and the continued development of our world-class online resource churchillcentral.com.

The award will be given to a person who promotes, sustains and exemplifies Churchillian values today and will recognise and honour contemporary achievement in those fields of public life and personal endeavour in which Sir Winston Churchill played a role or took an interest.


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Past recipients have included: General Sir David Richards, John Simpson CBE and most recently, HRH the Prince of Wales. International Awards have been made to Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic of France, and to Aung San Suu Kyi. All the proceeds from this prestigious event are used to support our charitable programmes and the day to day running of the Society.

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70th Anniversary of the ‘Zurich’ Speech

Monday, 19th September 2016, 4 pm – 8 pm

Location: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
churchill-in-zurichWinston Churchill speaks in Zurich, 19 September 1946.

The 70th anniversary of one of Winston Churchill’s most important post-war speeches will be commemorated with a one-day conference at the University of Zurich on Monday the 19th of September 2016. 

On 19 September 1946, Churchill spoke on “The Tragedy of Europe” and proposed “a kind of United States of Europe” based on a rapprochement between the French and the Germans. He ended with the exhortation, “Let Europe Arise!” At the conference, scholars will discuss the significance of Churchill’s remarks. The event will culminate with remarks by the Swiss President and the President of the European Union Commission.
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Black Tie Churchill Centre Academic Dinner

Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia, PA | The Union League Club
Independance Hall in PhiladelphiaYou are warmly invited to participate in the annual Churchill Centre academic dinner in Philadelphia. This year we are honored to have Michael Barone, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, as our guest of honor. He will speak after dinner on “Churchill and Nationalism.”

From 1989 to 1996, and again from 1998 to 2009, Mr. Barone was a senior writer for U.S. News and World Report. From 1996 to 1998, he was senior staff editor at Readers’ Digest. Before joining U.S. News and World Report, Mr. Barone was a member of the editorial page staff of the Washington Post. He was previously vice president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates.


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Mr. Barone is principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics and author of Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan. Over the years he has written for many major market publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Detroit Press, American Enterprise, and The Daily Telegraph of London.

The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and Michael Barone’s remarks after dinner. Dinner dress is black tie or dark suit. The reception begins at 7.00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 8.00 p.m. Please note on your registration form whether you would like the vegetarian option.

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Black Tie Churchill Centre Academic Dinner

Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia, PA | The Union League Club
philadelphia copy copyYou are warmly invited to participate in the annual Churchill Centre academic dinner in Philadelphia. This year we are honored to have Michael Barone, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, as our guest of honor. He will speak after dinner on “Churchill and Nationalism.”

From 1989 to 1996, and again from 1998 to 2009, Mr. Barone was a senior writer for U.S. News and World Report. From 1996 to 1998, he was senior staff editor at Readers’ Digest. Before joining U.S. News and World Report, Mr. Barone was a member of the editorial page staff of the Washington Post. He was previously vice president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates.


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Mr. Barone is principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics and author of Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan. Over the years he has written for many major market publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Detroit Press, American Enterprise, and The Daily Telegraph of London.

The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and Michael Barone’s remarks after dinner. Dinner dress is black tie or dark suit. The reception begins at 7.00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 8.00 p.m. Please note on your registration form whether you would like the vegetarian option.

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Atlantic Charter 75th Anniversary

August 11-14, 2016

Location: St. John’s, Placentia and Ship Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
roosevelt-and-churchillPresident Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill after Divine Service on board HMS PRINCE OF WALES. Immediately behind them are Admiral E J King, USN and Admiral Stark, USN. This photograph was taken during the Atlantic Conference between the two leaders off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, 9-12 August 1941.In the short span of four days in August 1941, a secret meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill took place in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. During those four days these world leaders created a document that came to be known as the Atlantic Charter; one of the most important documents of the 20th Century.

We invite you to join us for commemoration conference where noted speakers and historians will lead stimulating discussions and present papers on all aspects of the events surrounding the Atlantic Charter. Site visits and re-enactments of the meetings will be part of the conference events.

More information can be found at www.atlanticcharter.ca.

To be placed on the mailing list, please contact the organisers on +1-416-979-1875 or +1-709 227-0214 or by email at atlanticcharter75@gmail.com.

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Celebrate the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in Boston

Friday, 6 May 2016 – 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Union Club of Boston, 8 Park St, Boston, MA 02108

Queen Elizabeth IIBritish Consul General Suzie Kitchens will be the honored guest at a cocktail reception hosted to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

The New England Churchillians will join with other British organizations on Friday, 6 May 2016 at the Union Club of Boston to commemorate this important occasion.

Elizabeth II is now the longest reigning monarch in British history, having surpassed the previous record of her grandmother Queen Victoria. HRH marked the 64th anniversary of her accession on February 6 of this year. 

April 21 will be the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It is hard now to recall a time she was not on the world stage: serving her people; giving sage counsel to a long line of prime ministers, and representing all that is best in Britain.

The event will include the enjoyment the Union Club raw bar, oysters and clams on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, cheese and crudités tables, and passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
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ICS UK Champagne Reception with Guest Speaker Dr. Andrew Roberts

February 8, 2016 – 6:00 PM

Location: The Churchill Bar, Hyatt Regency, 30 Portman Square, London
churchill napoleonOn the evening of Monday 8th February 2016, The International Churchill Society (UK) will hold a reception at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Hotel. Taking place in the intimate surroundings of The Churchill Bar, there will be a Pol Roger champagne reception with mouth-watering canapés. Our guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Roberts, will give a short talk on Churchill and Napoleon and will also have copies of his latest books available. 


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The Churchill Bar & Terrace has been designed with a young Winston Churchill and his beloved wife Clementine in mind with references to Churchill’s life in photography and art, in love and lifestyle and in travel and animals. The bar’s terrace features a specially commissioned life-size bronze of a young Sir Winston Churchill entitled ‘In Conversation’. Cast by renowned sculptor Lawrence Holofcener who also created “Allies”, the much-loved statue of Sir Winston and Franklin D Roosevelt on a bench on Bond Street. An unmissable feature are Jock, Rufus and Pig – the locally knitted animals that can be found on the bookshelves and are used to emulate Churchill’s use of his children’s toys as bookmarkers in his library at Chartwell.  
 

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