Patrick Bishop, war historian on military strategy
Minnie Churchill, granddaughter–in-law on paintings
Lord Dobbs, politician and author on politics
The symposium views the young Churchill and how his early life shaped his future. Possible topics for discussion might include but are not limited to:
A. Relations with his parents. His father wrote to a family member telling her that he believed his son lacked "cleverness, knowledge and any capacity for settled work. He has a great talent for show-off, exaggeration and make-believe." His mother used his letters as scrap paper and once wrote a list of dinner guests on the back.