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Churchill: The Nation's Farewell — BBC documentary hosted by Jeremy Paxman featuring the Churchill Archives Centre

To mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, Jeremy Paxman will host an hour-long BBC One documentary: Churchill: The Nation's Farewell this Wednesday 29th January at 9pm. Partly filmed in College at the Churchill Archives Centre, the documentary looks back at the magnificent send-off organised for the man who led the country to victory in the Second World War — the only state funeral for a commoner in the 20th century.

Operation Hope Not (3)

Documents from the archives, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Churchill's state funeral.

Operation Hope Not (2)

Documents from the archives, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Churchill's state funeral.

Operation Hope Not (1)

Documents from the archives, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Churchill's state funeral.

Launch of Churchill 2015

Churchill 2015 is a unique international celebration of the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, fifty years after his death, sixty years after his final resignation as prime minister, and seventy five years after his ‘finest hour’ leading the fight against fascism in 1940.

Churchill College plays leading role in major international commemoration of Sir Winston Churchill

January 2015 is the fiftieth anniversary of the death and state funeral of our founder, Sir Winston Churchill.  It is also the seventy-fifth anniversary of his “finest hour” in 1940, and the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. To mark these Churchill anniversaries, the various sites, charities and organisations with a connection to him have come together to create “Churchill 2015”. 

Churchill's words live on in the digital age

Writing in The Telegraph, former Churchill Archives Centre By-Fellow Dr Warren Dockterlooks ahead at planned events to commemorate the former prime minister's many achievements.

Churchill's wedding cake

A new addition to our Churchill photographic collections — but what happened to all his wedding photos?