Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $300
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $330
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.
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This ten-session seminar will explore Winston Churchill's military and political endeavors on behalf of the British Empire, tracing his life from his late-Victorian birth through his involvement in the crises of the 1930s. Topics covered will include his family background and upbringing; his escape from captivity during the Boer War; his activities during the First World War, including the Dardanelles campaign; his involvement in political disputes concerning Ireland, the Middle East, and India; and his warnings about the threat of fascism.
Ten sessions. E - $300, L - $330
Frank A. Biletz received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in modern British and Irish history. He is currently an adjunct instructor in History at Loyola University Chicago and has been teaching seminars at the Newberry since 1994.
- Winston Churchill, My Early Life, 1874-1904, Scribner, 1996. ISBN: 978-0684823454
- Lawrence James, Churchill and Empire: Portrait of an Imperialist, Pegasus Books, 2015. ISBN: 978-1605988412
For the first class, please read chapters I to VII of Winston Churchill, My Early Life, 1874-1904
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.