Churchill @ Hillsdale CCA, 4-7 Oct. 2015

Churchill @ Hillsdale CCA, 4-7 Oct. 2015

Center for Constructive Alternatives (CCA), Hillsdale College

Churchill was cer­tain­ly a “Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tive” to estab­lished poli­cies through­out his career, and 2015 con­tains many sig­nif­i­cant Churchill anniver­saries: his first elec­tion to Par­lia­ment (115 years), the Dar­d­anelles and Gal­lipoli dis­as­ters (100 years), his first pre­mier­ship (75 years), his retire­ment as Prime Min­is­ter (60 years), his death and state funer­al (50 years). To that end, Churchill was the sub­ject of Hills­dale College’s first Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives (CCA) event of the 2015-16 aca­d­e­m­ic year.

Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy

I was pleased to be part of a pro­gram fea­tur­ing two old friends: Tim­o­thy Robert Hardy, the most inim­itable and gen­uine actor to ever play the role of Win­ston Churchill; and Min­nie Churchill, Sir Winston’s grand­daugh­ter-in-law, an expert on Churchill’s oil paint­ings. We were joined in pre­sen­ta­tions by two out­stand­ing schol­ars, Andrew Roberts and John Mau­r­er. CCA events are open to Hills­dale stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and mem­bers of the College’s President’s Club.


Sun­day, Octo­ber 4th

4:00 pm: “Churchill’s Ear­ly Life,” with Andrew Roberts, author, A His­to­ry of the Eng­lish-Speak­ing Peo­ples Since 1900.

8:00 pm: “Churchill and His Pas­time of Paint­ing,” with Min­nie Churchill, Chair­man, Churchill Her­itage Ltd., and co-author of Sir Win­ston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings.

Mon­day, Octo­ber 5th

12:00 pm: “Churchill and the Writ­ten Word,” with Richard Lang­worth CBE, Senior Fel­low, Hills­dale Col­lege Churchill Project.

4:00 pm: Show­ing of selec­tions from “Win­ston Churchill: The Wilder­ness Years,” star­ring Robert Hardy and Sian Phillips (1981).

8:00 pm: “Churchill in My Life,” with Robert Hardy CBE.

Tues­day, Octo­ber 6th

4:00 pm: “Churchill as War Leader,” with John Mau­r­er, Naval War Col­lege, New­port, Rhode Island.

8:00 pm: “Churchill in Peace­time,” with Lar­ry P. Arnn, Pres­i­dent, Hills­dale College.

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 7th

4:00 pm: Fac­ul­ty Roundtable

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