Winston ChurchillThe world's leading authorities on Sir Winston Churchill will be gathering in London in late October for the 28th International Churchill Conference. 

Entitled 'Churchill's Special Relationship: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow', it promises to be a significant event with eminent 20th century historians from either side of the pond joining British and American politicians in assessing the status and future of Sir Winston's original vision. 

There will also be an oral history session during which Lady Williams of Elvel, the leader's post-war secretary, and Sir Hugh Lunghi, his translator at the the 'Big Three conferences at Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam, will give their first hand accounts of what it was like to work with him.

Other speakers will include former foreign secretary Lord Hurd of Westwell, former Tory party leader, Lord Howard of Lympne, Sir Max Hastings, Sir Martin Gilbert and many more.

Besides the formal conference sessions delegates will have the opportunity to visit the Churchill War Rooms in central London as well as his Kentish home, Chartwell.

The conference will be held 27th-29th October at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, which also hosts a dinner on the evening before the conference commences, at which Mr Boris Johnson, Lord Mayor of London, will present the first Annual ‘Churchillian of the Year’ Award.

Further details are available on the Churchill Centre's website :

Can't make it to the conference? Never mind. There is a huge range of fabulous commemorative gifts recalling the great man's pioneering, peace-making work. Why not order one of our fine range of china gifts, such as The Yalta Conference, the Yalta Tea Pot or Yalta Toby Jug, or choose one to suit your own taste - see the full range here. Or perhaps read Sir Martin Gilbert's seminal work about Sir Winston's 'special relationship' vision entitled 'Churchill and America'.