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Luncheon with Professor Andrew Roberts


Wednesday 06 March 2019
12.00 for 12.30pm
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I am delighted to let you know that British historian Professor Andrew Roberts FRHistS FRSL
will talk to us about his new book Churchill:Walking with Destiny over a luncheon at the Cavalry and Guards Club on Wednesday 6th March 2019.

Since the last major biography of Winston Churchill, forty-one sets of papers have been deposited at the Churchill Archives in Cambridge by people who worked with him. Furthermore, The Queen allowed Prof Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to research her late father’s unexpurgated diary records of Churchill’s weekly audiences with King George VI during the Second World War. Roberts’ use of the recently-discovered verbatim reports of the War Cabinet meetings over which Churchill presided, Lady Soames’ 1940 diary (which is still closed to researchers), and the newly-published diaries of Ivan Maisky, the Soviet Ambassador to Britain 1932-43, means that there is still much that is new to say about Britain’s great wartime leader.

Professor  Andrew Roberts holds a first class honours degree in Modern History from Cambridge University where he is an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy. He is presently a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London and the Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society. He has written or edited nineteen books, which have been translated into 22 languages, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world. Based in London, he is an accomplished public speaker and has delivered the White House Lecture, as well as speaking at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton and Stanford Universities, and at The British Academy, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sandhurst, Shrivenham and the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

He has made well received broadcasts on memorable royal events and is interested in public policy. He sits on the boards or advisory councils of a number of think-tanks. Professor Roberts’ recent biography of Sir Winston Churchill, ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’,  became a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, was translated into eight languages and won the ICS Churchill Award for Literacy. ‘In a single volume,’ Henry Kissinger wrote of it, ‘Roberts has captured the essence of one of the world’s most impactful, most memorable statesmen. ‘It is the crowning achievement of his career – and it will become the definitive biography of his subject.’

Copies of Professor Robert's latest book Churchill: Walking with Destiny will be available to purchase on the day.

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