Zurich Conference

The Churchill Zurich conference

26 September 2016

On Monday 19 September, the Master and two Petreans took part in a Symposium in Zurich in association with Churchill College. The event, commemorating the famous speech made by Sir Winston Churchill in 1946 which called for "a kind of United States of Europe", took place in the same hall in Zurich University exactly 70 years to the day since he delivered it. Among the participants was Randolph Churchill who delivered a speech from the same podium as his great grandfather, and  the President of Switzerland, Johann Schneider-Ammann and the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker who both addressed the relevance of Churchill’s speech for Europe today.

A full summary of the programme, which included discussions about Europe's future in light of the UK referendum result, can be found in the article below.