COLLEGE STATION – Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill and internationally acclaimed author, journalist and television presenter, will present two lectures at Texas A&M University on Oct. 24 and 25.
Sandys’ visit to College Station is made possible through the efforts of the Texas A&M University Press, the publisher of new Texas A&M editions of two of her books, and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
Sandys will present “Memories of My Grandfather, Winston Churchill” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Center. Her lecture the following day, titled “The Power of Words:
The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill,” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. in Rudder Auditorium. Each event will include a question-and-answer session.
Sandys will present her first lecture, “Memories of My Grandfather, Winston Churchill” as part of the William Waldo Cameron Forum on Public Affairs sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
This lecture will draw on Sandys’ “vast and intimate knowledge of Winston Churchill and will give a unique glimpse into his personal and political life,” note planners of the event.
Endowed by Flora Cameron Crichton as a memorial to her father, the William Waldo Cameron Forum on Public Affairs brings distinguished leaders and recognized experts on major public affairs issues to the George Bush Presidential Library Center.
This program is free and open to the public, but is a ticketed event. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve your ticket, contact the George Bush Foundation at (979) 862-2251 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.georgebushfoundation.org/Churchill for more information.
Sandys will present her second public lecture in Rudder Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 25.
This lecture on Churchill’s leadership will include photographs, video and audio recordings from key moments in his life, allowing the audience to hear in Churchill’s own voice the inspiring words that helped him lead England through some of its darkest hours.
This lecture is a “Community of Scholars” event, presented by Texas A&M’s Office of the Provost and Texas A&M University Press. This lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available from the MSC Box Office. Community of Scholars events are presented throughout the year by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with partner organizations to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students to come together as a “community of scholars.”
Texas A&M University Press has just released new editions of two of Sandys’ books: Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive and From Winston, With Love and Kisses.
Those books will be available for purchase at both lectures and may also be ordered online at tamupress.com.