Churchill and the Lessons of History: A lecture by Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG
September 19, 2013 - Nas Alvi
On Monday 16th September, Britain’s former Ambassador to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG, delivered the American Museum in Britain’s Inaugural Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture on Churchill’s despatches from the Pakistan/Afghanistan border in the late 19th century.
The son of an American mother, Sir Winston delivered his first political address, in 1897, at Claverton Manor, now the home of the American Museum. Given the location of the lecture, it was very fitting that Sir Christopher spoke much of Churchill’s close ties with the United States of America, as well as stressing the importance of historical study in understanding present-day global politics.
Following the success of this event, we are delighted to share with you a podcast of Sir Christopher Meyer’s lecture.
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