Lecture sheds new light on role of Churchill’s mother

Author: Helen Aherne
Lecture sheds new light on role of Churchill’s mother

Journalist and author, Anna Sebba, looks at Jennie Churchill's formative influence on her son Winston.

Timed to give food for thought in the run up to the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death on 24 January 2015, author and journalist Anna Sebba's lecture, 'Jennie Churchill: Ambitious Seductress, Style Icon or Winston’s Pushy mother?’, will introduce his American mother, Lady Randolph Churchill and shed light on the pivotal role she played in instilling the confidence in her son to lead Britain to victory in the Second World War.

The lecture looks at Jennie Churchill’s vital formative influence which propelled her son Winston Churchill towards political leadership. She encouraged him to make speeches that could hold the attention of a room, acted as his personal tutor sending him a constant stream of books and taught him to appreciate art as well as humour.

Tickets cost £10 (£9 for Friends) and are available in advance online and on the telephone. There will be some availability on the door for each event on a first come, first served basis.