Lecture by Professor Andrew Roberts

Monday 17th June 2019

SAHR is proud to sponsor this address arranged by the Durham Union Society.

The Talk

Professor Roberts will address the Durham Union Society in the form of an afternoon lecture followed by a question and answer session allowing for more wide-ranging discussion. The lecture will focus on Professor Roberts’ recent book Churchill: Walking With Destiny, signed copies of which will be available for purchase at the event. Professor Roberts will also discuss his wider academic career and some of his other works. The address is free and open to all, but those wishing to attend are asked to register in advance by emailing

The Speaker

A British historian and journalist, Andrew is a Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Published in The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator, Andrew has achieved particular fame for his books on the Second World War, Churchill and Napoleon. His book Napoleon the Great won the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize while The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War received the British Army Military Book of the Year Award for 2010. Professor Roberts’ recent biography of Churchill was hailed as 'the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written’ by the Sunday Times. He was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.


The Debating Chamber Pemberton Buildings Palace Green Durham DH1 3EP


It is likely a lunch with Professor Roberts will be arranged prior to the address. Members of the SAHR will be available to attend for the price of £25 per person.

1530 doors open

1600 address


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