Churchill; the Evidence

The National library of Scotland and the Edinburgh Book Festival have arranged a series of lectures on Sir Winston Churchill to coincide with Churchill: The Evidence, the Library's major summer exhibition

Sunday 15 August, 7.30pm Dr David Stafford

Edinburgh Book Festival £7.00/£5.00 (concessions)
Sunday 22 August, 7.30pm Lady Soames
Sir Winston Churchill and Lady Clementine Churchill

Edinburgh Book Festival £7.00/£5.00 (concessions)
Sunday 29 August, 7.30pm Celia Sandys with Robert Hardy

Edinburgh Book Festival £7.00/£5.00 (concessions)
Thursday 23 Sept., 7.30pm Dr Paul Addison

Edinburgh Book Festival £3.00/£1.50 (concessions)
Thursday 14 Oct., 7.30pm Dr Piers Brendon

UnivEd Conference Centre £3.00/£1.50 (concessions)
Tickets Tickets for lectures held at the Edinburgh Book Festival may be purchased from the Edinburgh Book Festival Box Office (0131-624 5050) - open from 5 July), or at the door.

Tickets for lectures held at the UnivEd Conference centre may be purchased direct from the National Library of Scotland (0131-623 3700 ext 2204), or at the door.

Venues The Post Office Theatre, Edinburgh Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

Newhaven Theatre, UnivEd Conference Centre, South College Street, Edinburgh.

The Speakers Dr David Stafford is the author of Churchill and Secret Service (1997) and Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets (forthcoming: autumn 1999). He is also co-editor (with Dr Paul Addison) of the Oxford Companion to Winston Churchill (in progress). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Second World War Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
  Lady Soames DBE, is a daughter of Sir Winston Churchill. She is the author of Clementine Churchill (1979), A Churchill Family Album (1982), Winston Churchill: His Life as a painter (1990), and edited Speaking for Themselves: The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill (1998).
  Celia Sandys is a granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, and the author of From Winston with love and Kisses: The Young Churchill and Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive.
  Robert Hardy, CBE, is a distinguished actor and interpretor of Churchill, both on stage and screen. He played Churchill in the TV series Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981) and Churchill in the USA (1986).
  Dr Paul Addison is the author of Churchill on the Home Front 1900-1955, and heads the Centre for Second World War Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Among his earlier books are The Road to 1945, described by The Times Literary Supplement as 'a landmark in the writing of contemporary history', and Now the War is Over, a social history of post-war Britain which he adapted into a highly acclaimed BBC television series.
  Dr Piers Brendon is Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge. Among his numerous publications are Winston S. Churchill (1984), and Eminent Edwardians (1980 and 1996). He has contributed widely to the British and American press and written scripts for a number of television documentaries, including The Windsors (1994) and The Churchills (1995).