Friday Lunch & Lecture – Churchill : An Inspiring Life in Photographs, Words and Paintings



Mark Cottle

20 January 2023

1:00 pm

£29 includes lunch

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From the 1890’s to the 1960’s, Winston Churchill’s life was captured in countless photographs.  He was a prolific writer and speechmaker – the definitive edition of his speeches alone runs to four volumes. He was a successful and enthusiastic artist, producing some 500 paintings in a span of over fifty years.

Churchill was a complex and sensitive man of many parts and many interests – a discriminating contemporary, Kenneth Clark, was to write of him, “I have never been frightened by anyone except Churchill … he was a man of a wonderful and very powerful mind”.

The aim of this lecture is to try to capture the richness and diversity of this great man’s life and character which can still inspire us today.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Mark Cottle was born in the Scilly Isles, educated at Truro School in Cornwall and was a graduate of Birmingham University with a Masters Degree in late Medieval History.  Mark has spent over 20 years lecturing in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history in further and higher education.

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