Category: Literary

Movies and Churchill: Hillsdale College, Michigan, 24-28 March 2019

Movies and Churchill: Hillsdale College, Michigan, 24-28 March 2019

Movies at Hillsdale

In 1927, Win­ston Churchill wrote to his wife Clemen­tine, “I am becom­ing a film fan.” He installed pro­jec­tion equip­ment for movies at Che­quers, the coun­try home of British prime min­is­ters, in 1943, and at his fam­i­ly home Chartwell in 1946.

“Churchill and the Movies” is the final event by Hillsdale’s Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives in the 2018-19 aca­d­e­m­ic year. It explores two movies regard­ed as Churchill’s favorites and two bio­graph­i­cal movies in his­tor­i­cal con­text. My lec­ture address­es Hen­ry V with Lau­rence Olivi­er. We will dis­cuss Churchill’s under­stand­ing of Shake­speare, and appli­ca­tion of the lessons of The Bard’s plays.…

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Churchill +144: Perspective of History, Ottawa, 30 November 2018

Churchill +144: Perspective of History, Ottawa, 30 November 2018

Post­ed by the Sir Win­ston Churchill Soci­ety of Ottawa.

Ottawa, Nov 30—

Richard M. Lang­worth CBE, will speak to the Sir Win­ston Churchill Soci­ety of Ottawa. The venue is Earn­scliffe, the Res­i­dence of the British High Com­mis­sion­er to Cana­da. On the anniver­sary of Churchillʼs birth, his sub­ject will be, appro­pri­ate­ly, “Win­ston Churchill, 144 Years On: The Per­spec­tive of History.ˮ

Lang­worth is one of the worldʼs fore­most experts on Sir Win­ston. In 1968 he found­ed the Churchill Study Unit and its jour­nal, Finest Hour. In the 1980s he res­ur­rect­ed the jour­nal from inac­tiv­i­ty and edit­ed it for thir­ty-five years.…

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Recorders of Churchill’s Canon: Colin R. Coote DSO

Recorders of Churchill’s Canon: Colin R. Coote DSO

A read­er asks: “Who pub­lished the first com­pi­la­tion of Win­ston Churchill’s wit and wis­dom, and when?” It was Col­in Coote, in 1947—a dear man devot­ed to the hero­ic mem­o­ry. My quo­ta­tions book Churchill by Him­self  is ded­i­cat­ed in part to him.

Colin Reith Coote CRC (Nation­al Por­trait Gallery)

Sir Col­in (1893-1979) was a British jour­nal­ist and Lib­er­al politi­cian. For four­teen years he was edi­tor of the Dai­ly Tele­graph. There he came to know and admire Churchill. Short­ly after World War II, he thought to com­pile a book of Churchillisms, anno­tat­ed to val­i­date each entry.…

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