Tuesday 25 April 2017

Forthcoming visit to Churchill Archives Centre - 4th May

Join us on Thursday 4th May for an exclusive visit to the Churchill Archive Centre!

Photo courtesy of Churchill Archives Centre

Located in Churchill College, this purpose built centre houses Sir Winston Churchill's paperssome 3000 boxes of letters and documents ranging from his childhood letters, great war-time speeches, to the writings which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In addition the Centre holds the papers of almost 600 important figures and the number is still growing. Contemporaries of Winston Churchill, including friends and family, sit alongside major political, military and scientific figures like Margaret Thatcher, Ernest Bevin, John Major, Neil Kinnock, Admiral Ramsay, Field Marshal Slim, Frank Whittle and Rosalind Franklin.   As well as papers the collections includes artefacts such as Lady Thatcher’s handbag and Churchill’s cigars.

Numbers are strictly limited to 20. 

Please contact Jo Milton directly –jm908@medschl.cam.ac.uk  if you are interested in attending.

Refreshments will be served in the Jock Colville Hall 5:30 – 6:00, followed by a tour at 6pm which should take half an hour.

Parking :- The Archives Centre is signposted from the Porter's Lodge. There is a large visitor's car park at the top of Churchill Road, but you can also park in any of the spaces along the right-hand side of the road (if you can get one of these it's a lot less walking!)