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Hillsdale Churchill Conference with Nigel Farage

Hillsdale Churchill Conference with Nigel Farage

Hillsdale Churchill Conference with Nigel Farage

Balmy tem­per­a­tures and a record turnout of 700 marked our event fea­tur­ing Nigel Farage  as keynote speak­er at Hills­dale Col­lege‘s Churchill Con­fer­ence and Din­ner, held in con­junc­tion with the “The Art of Win­ston Churchill: An Exhi­bi­tion at Hills­dale Col­lege.” Like most Hills­dale edu­ca­tion­al events, there were no reg­is­tra­tion fees or meal charges, all of which are pre-fund­ed. The paint­ings, orga­nized by the Nation­al Churchill Muse­um, Ful­ton, were on dis­play from Jan­u­ary through March.)

Videos of all pre­sen­ta­tions are post­ed. Click here.

NigelNigel Farage built the UK Inde­pen­dence Par­ty from a fringe group to the point where it dom­i­nat­ed UK elec­tions for the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment and was a key force in Britain’s June 2016 vote to leave the Euro­pean Union.

To say Mr. Farage is con­tro­ver­sial would be an under­state­ment, and there is no deny­ing his col­or­ful per­son­al­i­ty, pow­er­ful advo­ca­cy and skill in debate. Shar­ing our admi­ra­tion of Sir Win­ston Churchill makes Nigel of par­tic­u­lar inter­est to us at the Hills­dale Col­lege Churchill Project, which is soon com­plet­ing the Churchill offi­cial biog­ra­phy.

Hills­dale has spon­sored three pre­vi­ous Churchill events and is plan­ning more at var­i­ous venues, includ­ing the Allen P. Kir­by Cen­ter for Con­sti­tu­tion­al Stud­ies and Cit­i­zen­ship in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. In 2018, Hills­dale will cel­e­brate com­plet­ing Win­ston S. Churchillat 31 vol­umes the longest biog­ra­phy in history—on the 50th anniver­sary of the death of Ran­dolph Churchill, its orig­i­nal author.

Seminar Schedule of Events

“Firth of Forth” (Nation­al Churchill Muse­um at West­min­ster Col­lege, Ful­ton, Mis­souri © Churchill Her­itage, Ltd.)

7:30 a.m.  Reg­is­tra­tion opens (Sear­le Cen­ter lob­by)

7:30-9:00 a.m.  Con­ti­nen­tal break­fast

9:30 a.m.: “Churchill’s My Ear­ly Life” with Paul A. Rahe, Pro­fes­sor of His­to­ry, Hills­dale Col­lege

10:30 a.m.: “Win­ston Churchill, Myth and Real­i­ty,” with Richard M. Lang­worth CBE, Senior Fel­low, Hills­dale Col­lege Churchill Project

12:00 p.m.: Lun­cheon,  “Churchill’s Under­stand­ing of Europe,” with Lar­ry P. Arnn, Pres­i­dent, Hills­dale Col­lege (Sear­le Cen­ter din­ing room)

2:00 p.m.” “The West­min­ster Exhi­bi­tion,” with Jonathan and Dun­can Sandys, great-grand­sons of Sir Win­ston Churchill

3:00 p.m.: Tour of the West­min­ster Exhi­bi­tion

5:30 p.m.: Recep­tion (Sear­le Cen­ter din­ing room)

6:45 p.m.: Din­ner (Sear­le Cen­ter din­ing room)

8:00 p.m.: Remarks by Pres­i­dent Lar­ry P. Arnn; “The Sig­nif­i­cance of Brex­it and Trump” with Nigel Farage, MEP

9:15 p.m.: Hos­pi­tal­i­ty (Sear­le Cen­ter din­ing room)

Paintings Exhibition

Firth of Forth, ca. 1925, oil on can­vas, 25 x 30 in.

Boats at Cannes Har­bor, 1937, oil on can­vas, 24 x 30 in.

Palaz­zo Vec­chio in Flo­rence, 1951, oil on can­vas 24 x 20 in.

Lake Near Brec­cles, 1930s, oil on can­vas 21.5 x 29 in.

On the Var, ca. 1935, oil on can­vas 20 x 25 in.

“Dis­tant View of Èze” (Col­lec­tion of the fam­i­ly of the late Julian Sandys © Churchill Her­itage, Ltd.)

Dis­tant View of Èze, 1930s, oil on can­vas 20 x 30 in.

The Mill at St-Georges-Motel, ca. 1932, oil on board 24 x 32 in.

Coast Scene Near Mar­seilles, 1930s, oil on can­vas 25 x 30 in.

Mar­rakech, Moroc­co, 1947, oil on can­vas 22 x 27 in.

Avenue at Frin­ton-on-Sea, Essex, with Diana Churchill, ca. 1922, oil on can­vas 20 x 24 in.

Win­ston Churchill at His Easel Paint­ing the Mill at Dreux, by Paul Maze, 1932, oil on can­vas 18 x 12.5 in.


Pro­vid­ed by  the Nation­al Churchill Muse­um, West­min­ster Col­lege, Ful­ton, Mis­souri:

Dis­patch Box of The Hon. Win­ston S. Churchill M.P., Chan­cel­lor of the Duchy of Lan­cast­er, 1915

Top Hat with Sig­na­tures of Win­ston Churchill, Franklin Roo­sevelt and Joseph Stal­in

Churchill Cig­ars, 1956


Triumph in Texas, 7 October 2016

Triumph in Texas, 7 October 2016

TriumphTanglewood Resort, Texas

The Vin­tage Tri­umph Reg­is­ter 2016 Con­ven­tion, Fri­day 7 Octo­ber 2016.

Guest speak­er: Richard Lang­worth 

Loca­tion: Tan­gle­wood Resort, 290 Tan­gle­wood Blvd., Potts­boro, Texas 75076 (90 min­utes north of Dal­las).

Triumph Memories

Syn­op­sis: Reflec­tions on fifty years of mess­ing about with Tri­umphs: “I’d nev­er say this if I were not among friends, but Fer­raris bore me. Just unaf­ford­able excel­lence. My fun derives from funky British cars.”

16-mayflowernjSpeak­er: Richard Lang­worth has been an auto­mo­tive writer since 1969, when he sent a free­lance arti­cle to Auto­mo­bile Quar­ter­ly, on the strength of which he joined AQ as asso­ciate and lat­er senior edi­tor. In 1975 he left to free­lance, and has since writ­ten or co-authored more than fifty books and 2000 arti­cles on auto­mo­tive his­to­ry. Richard and Bar­bara Lang­worth have owned ten Tri­umphs from a 1938 Dolomite to an assort­ment of Mayflow­ersRenownsTR3s, and TR4s. In 1975, he and some friends met in a Detroit bar and found­ed the Vin­tage Tri­umph Reg­is­ter, think­ing the time had come for an club devot­ed to every car Tri­umph built. In 1979, Richard teamed with Gra­ham Rob­son to write their bookTri­umph Cars: The Com­plete His­to­ry, from Tri-Car to Acclaim. The book was in print thir­ty years and they are now seek­ing to repub­lish.

“I start­ed with a TR3—a new 3A bought in 1962 for a king’s ran­som: $2365, most of it a loan from my dad. It was red on red, a rare com­bi­na­tion. I stu­pid­ly didn’t spec­i­fy the $35 option­al Miche­lin tires, and the stock Dun­lop Gold Seals wore out in 7000 miles. It was hit in the rear and after that was stolen. (You know how easy it is to hot-wire a TR3?)”


Churchill @ Vancouver, 26 July 2015

Churchill @ Vancouver, 26 July 2015


The Churchill Soci­ety of British Colum­bia presents “An Evening with Churchill,” Tues­day 26 July 2016.

Loca­tion: Bar Three, The Van­cou­ver Club, 915 Hast­ings Street West, Van­cou­ver, B.C.

Time: Wine & cheese starts at 5:00 pm, Pro­gram from 5:50 – 7:00 pm.

Cost: $25 each for a mem­ber of the Soci­ety. $35 each for a non-mem­ber. $40 for a mem­ber accom­pa­nied by a spouse, part­ner or fam­i­ly mem­ber. (Includes one tick­et per attendee for a glass of wine or beer, or two soft drinks. Addi­tion­al drinks can be pur­chased from the bar.)         

Dress: Busi­ness attire.

Please inform Admin­is­tra­tor April Acco­la of your atten­dance by email or reg­is­ter online at our web­site.

Guest speak­er: Richard Lang­worth on his book, Churchill and the Avoid­able War: Could World War II have been Pre­vent­ed?

VancouverThe Topic

World War II was the defin­ing event of our age. It was the cli­mac­tic clash between democ­ra­cy and tyran­ny, lib­er­ty and slav­ery. It killed more peo­ple than any war in his­to­ry. It led to rev­o­lu­tions, reli­gious and sec­tar­i­an strife, the demise of empires and a pro­tract­ed Cold War. Its after­shocks abide in the Mid­dle East and Asia. It influ­enced atti­tudes toward for­eign involve­ment by the Unit­ed States and in a Europe at once unit­ed and dis­unit­ed. Yet Churchill main­tained that it all could have been pre­vent­ed. Our speak­er exam­ines Churchill’s argu­ment: his pre­scrip­tions to pre­vent war. These are con­sid­ered not in ret­ro­spect but at the time—his for­mu­las, his actions, and the degree to which he pur­sued them.


Richard Lang­worth is a Senior Fel­low for the Churchill Project at Hills­dale Col­lege, and founder  of the Inter­na­tion­al Churchill Soci­ety and its quar­ter­ly jour­nal, Finest Hour. He began cov­er­ing Churchill in 1968 when he orga­nized the Churchill Study Unit, which in 1971 became the Inter­na­tion­al Churchill Soci­ety, devot­ed to study­ing the life of Win­ston Churchill. The Soci­ety became inac­tive in 1976. Mr Lang­worth re-found­ed it (1981) and served as pres­i­dent (1988-1999), edi­tor of Finest Hour (1981-2014), and chair­man of its board of trustees (2000-2004). In 1995 the Inter­na­tion­al Churchill Soci­ety became the Churchill Cen­tre. In 1998, Richard was appoint­ed a Com­man­der of the Most Excel­lent Order of the British Empire by HM The Queen “for ser­vices to Anglo-Amer­i­can under­stand­ing and the mem­o­ry of Sir Win­ston Churchill.”

Lang­worth pub­lished the first Amer­i­can edi­tion of Churchill’s India (1990). He also pro­duced A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Win­ston Churchill (1998), Churchill by Him­self (2008), The Defin­i­tive Wit of Win­ston Churchill (2009), The Patriot’s Churchill (2010), All Will Be Well: Good Advice from Win­ston Churchill (2011), Churchill in His Own Words (2012), and Churchill and the Avoid­able War (2015). His next book is Win­ston Churchill, Myth and Reality—What Churchill Stood For: The Case for the Defense. Richard and his wife Bar­bara reside in Moul­ton­bor­ough, New Hamp­shire and Eleuthera, Bahamas.

We look for­ward to see­ing you on July 26. —Ian E. Mar­shall, Sec­re­tary