Transatlantic Crossings: Winston Churchill, Anglo-America and the 'Special Relationship' Revisited
  • Date 23 May 2019 - 5.00 p.m.
  • Location St John's College, Auditorium

The 2019 St John's College Founder's Lecture will take place on 23 May and will be given by Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA FRSL FSA FRHistS.

Professor Sir David Cannadine is President of the British Academy, Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford.  He is author of many books, including Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, and Class in Britain, in addition to his biographies of King George V and Margaret Thatcher.

His lecture will be exploring the complex and fascinating story of Churchill's relations with the United States, beginning with his early visits during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and reaching a high-point during the Second World War.  Professor Cannadine will also discuss the ups and downs of the so-called 'special relationship' in the years since Churchill's death.