Following Churchill’s death in 1965 a memorial trust was established to enable British citizens to travel abroad and learn from others, bringing back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in UK professions and communities.
The diversity of the challenges taken on by these ‘Churchill Fellows’ and the potential to build international relationships reflect the character and achievements of Churchill himself.
Several Plymouth University alumni and staff members have
been awarded Churchill Fellowships over the years and to mark the Trust’s 50th anniversary
there will be a series of talks given by Fellows. This is an excellent
opportunity to learn more about the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and to
consider whether you would like to create your own overseas project and apply for
the award of a fellowship to secure the funds to carry it out.
The list of speakers demonstrates the amazing diversity of Churchill Fellows' projects - and this reflects the remarkable range of Sir Winston's own achievements across many disciplines.
- Year of Fellowship: 2009
- Countries visited: Baffin Island, Canada
- Project: Following his Fellowship to the Arctic to make an educational film about the Inuit, Antony set up ‘Education through Expeditions’ and is now bringing the Arctic into classrooms around the country.
- Year of Fellowship: 2010
- Countries visited: USA
- Project: Sadie travelled to the eastern seaboard of the USA to investigate the export of North Devon pottery to the British colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries. She has now introduced an Arts and Cultural Exchange Programme between Manteo in North Carolina and Bideford in North Devon.
- Year of Fellowship: 2001
- Countries visited: Iceland
- Project: Before social media and blogging had been invented, Andrew travelled to Iceland to find out how individuals and communities can use the internet to mitigate the effects of isolation.
- Year of Fellowship: 2015
- Countries visited: Australia, New Zealand
- Project: Ali is a crime scene investigator who has just returned from the other side of the world where she researched innovative practice in the reduction of burglary.
For further information about this event contact: Andrew Eccleston