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Was Churchill more of a Progressive than a Reactionary?

Department of International History in association with The Churchill Centre (UK) public debate

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Dr Piers Brendon, Professor John Charmley, Professor David Edgerton, Lord Hurd of Westwell

Churchill was both a Liberal who championed social reform, and a Conservative who believed in Empire. This event will examine the contradictions inherent in the life of the man voted greatest Briton.

Piers Brendon is a biographer, historian and former keeper of The Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

John Charmley is a professor of modern British history and head of school at the University of East Anglia.

David Edgerton is Hans Rausing Chair in the centre for the History of Science Technology and Medicine, Imperial College London.

Douglas Hurd was the British foreign secretary from 1989-95.

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