Winston Churchill: a Biography with Don Brown - Context Travel

Winston Churchill: a Biography with Don Brown

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Churchill's life is one of contradictions. A tough politician who was not afraid to cry in public, a fighter of fascism and an imperialist, a social reformer who made an enemy of the unions, and a hugely popular war leader who lost the peacetime election. A Nobel Prize winner, an artist, a fighting soldier, a journalist - even a bricklayer!


“So obviously deeply knowledgeable and yet relatable”

We'll look at his early days as an unhappy child of distant parents, his time as a junior officer in combat on three continents (and his daring escape from a prison camp), the thrusting young politician who was brought crashing down by a strategic blunder, his time in government and in the 'wilderness', and his pivotal role leading Britain in WW2.


“Amiable, upbeat and highly articulate.”

Led by an expert on 20th century British History, this interactive seminar will present you with a fully-rounded portrait of the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of one of the towering figures of the last century.


“His presentation skills are excellent and his sense of humor really came through!”

Don Brown is a London Blue Badge Guide, the Director of the London Society and a graduate of Oxford University. He previously worked in publishing, for publications as diverse as History Today, The Spectator and The Guardian. His interests and specialisms encompass history - from the Romans to the present day, politics, WW2, and ‘60s and ‘70s popular music, and as director of the London Society he has a professional interest in architecture (contemporary and historical), planning and urbanism.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.