Monday, November 11, 2013
But wait … there’s more!!
For the first 20 people who donate $75 or more, we have a copy of The Churchill Companion as our thank you.
The Churchill Companion: A Concise Guide to the Life & Times of Winston S. Churchill is published by the Churchill Centre. This handy, pocket guide was originally compiled by the late David Hatter, but the editing of this new publication was completed by Finest Hour editor Richard Langworth, with the able assistance of many Churchill experts including Paul Addison, Stefan Buczacki, Ronald I. Cohen, Paul H. Courtenay, David J. Hatter, Richard M. Langworth CBE, Anna Lenthauser, John H. Mather MD, Allen Packwood, John Ramsden, Michael Richards, Douglas S. Russell, Christopher H. Sterling, Martin Symington, and Katherine Thompson.
The Churchill Companion offers twenty-eight categories of ready-reference information on the life and times of Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) for students, scholars and researchers, together with Internet references for further reference.
A Timeline of his life and times
Books written by or about Churchill
Elections he participated in from 1899 to 1959
A Glossary of Parliamentary and Political Terms
Honors, Orders, Decorations and Medals
Secretaries, including Private, Parliamentary and Personal
The Companion begins with a 100-year Timeline of Churchill's life from his birth in 1874 to the death of his wife Clementine in 1977. Subsequent chapters list Churchill's books; recommended books about him; his BBC broadcasts from 1938 to 1945; pound-dollar values and inflation since 1874; dramatic productions in film and television; elections fought by Churchill; the family tree; leading articles in the journal Finest Hour; the 1965 funeral service; a glossary of Parliamentary and political terms; British governments, sovereigns and prime ministers; Churchill's honors, orders, decorations and medals; his favorite hotels; his military commissions; a military glossary, leading Churchill myths; government offices held; British political parties; Churchill residences and holiday accommodations; Parliamentary, personal and private secretaries; the British nobility; World War II summit conferences; all Churchill's race horses; his travel by sea; his travels in North America, his travels in World War II, and the Visitors Book at Chartwell.
But wait … there’s even more!!
If you donate $75 or more as a gift for someone else, we will mail them a copy (anywhere in Canada) of The Churchill Companion with a lovely card. The perfect birthday or Christmas gift! We have 20 more copies set aside for your gift donations!
Just contact Mayo by email at email@example.com or by phone at 250 893 8760 to work out the details. (Copies can also be delivered to the November 30 luncheon if donations made by Nov 27.)
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Saturday November 30/13 12 noon to 2 pm
Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria, BCMENU
Artisan bread & butter
Artisan greens, garden fresh garnish, balsamic vinaigrette
CHOOSE Steak & Mushroom Pie with English peas, potatoes, carrots, celery, carrots, rich brown sauce OR Seafood Pot Pie with thick tarragon cream sauce, celery, onions, peas, carrots, potatoes
Whipped Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla crème Chantilly, Coffee & Tea
Christopher Ross, Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at UVic where he teaches British Imperial and International Relations history. Having obtained his PhD as a Commonwealth Scholar at Cambridge in 2010, he subsequently spent two years as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at UVic.
Although Winston Churchill is deservedly praised for his leadership during the Second World War, rightly regarded as his crowning achievement, it too often seems to preoccupy the lion's share of scholarly attention. At the same time, many historians and biographers over the years have too often downplayed the larger cause to which he devoted his life: the defence and maintenance of the British Empire. Like many of his contemporaries whose views were shaped in the late Victorian era, Churchill saw the Empire as a benevolent entity which offered benefits to both rulers and ruled. Indeed, the great statesman's faith in the 'civilizing mission' of the imperial project never faltered, despite the fact that many of his later contemporaries saw his views as deeply anachronistic and, moreover, that lots of evidence directly challenged his vision. This talk will trace Winston Churchill's views on British imperialism from his early childhood up through his death in 1965-- ironically a time when the British Empire itself was in its death throes.
$40 general, $35 member + guest rate, $30 student rate
By PayPal or credit card through our website at www.churchillvictoria.com OR
By cheque made out to “SWCSVI” and sent to
SWCSVI, 3943C Quadra St, PO Box 30125 RPO Reynolds, Victoria BC V8X 5E1
When replying, please indicate your choice of main course.
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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Victor Green does a fine job of impersonating Winston Churchill on his many stops around Victoria.
SWCSVI Member, Timon Ferguson, was having a late lunch with friends at Smoken Bones Cookshack in downtown Victoria, when he received a panic call that the historian for the shoot had been unable to make it and could he PLEASE get over to the Union Club right away to answer questions on the Churchill visit!
While you are watching the 4 minute video, take note of the characters in the scenes - you might see someone you know! Thanks so much to SWCSVI members who answered the call to participate in the shoot!
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
the Telegraph by Alexander Perkins, Great Grandson of Winston Churchill asking the UK Government to offer all Afghan interpreters who have served alongside British troops right of entry to the United Kingdom. He draws some interesting comparisons between his actions and those of his famous Great Grandfather at the age of 27 years.
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