Annual Churchill Museum Lecture Examines Churchill as Artist 

2/27/2012 
Churchill Memorial 

Sir David KannadineThose attending the annual Kemper Lecture this year at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, will have the opportunity to view Sir Winston Churchill in his role as an artist.

Sir David Cannadine, this year’s lecturer, will speak on “Winston Churchill: The Statesman as Artist” in this free public lecture at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

He is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and Honorary Professor in the University of London.  He has been a Fellow and Lecturer at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Professor of History at Columbia University.

He was Director (1998-2003) and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History (2003-2008) of the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London.

Cannadine is the author, co-author and editor of numerous books, including In Churchill’s Shadow: Confronting the Past in Modern Britain, and is General Editor of the Penguin History of Britain and the Penguin History of Europe.

He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio in the United Kingdom.

He is also Chair of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery and of the Blue Plaques Panel of English Heritage, Vice Chair of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Committee and the Editorial Board of Past and Present.

At the lecture, William H. Tyler, Senior Churchill Fellow, will induct Elizabeth Hawkins of Jefferson, City, MO, and James C. Wade of Wildwood, MO, as Churchill Fellows.

Following the lecture, a reception will be held in the National Churchill Museum.

The Enid & R. Crosby Kemper Lectureship was established in 1979 by a grant from the Crosby Kemper Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. It is intended to provide for lectures by authorities on British History or Sir Winston Churchill at the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States at Westminster.

The established Lectureship is held under the auspices of the British Institute of the United States and the National Churchill Museum.