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Monday, 27th June 2022, at 19.45


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We have received the following invitation from the organisers of the Estoril Political Forum:


The 30th annual edition of the Estoril Political Forum will take place at the Hotel Palacio, Estoril on the 27th to 29th June, 2022, on the theme of Confronting the Authoritarian Challenge.

Similar to past years, the British Historical Society of Portugal (BHSP) has been invited to attend the Winston Churchill Memorial Dinner, which is held in association with the Political Forum. The evening will begin with a “Celebrating the 650th Anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance Garden Reception”, which will be hosted by Manuel Braga da Cruz (Former Rector UCP; Member of the Board, IEP-UCP, Lisbon) and will count on the presence of Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza (Chair), Mr. Ross Matthews (Deputy Head of Mission, the British Embassy, Lisbon), and Ms. Maria João Araújo (University of Oxford and Chair of the Portugal-UK 650 Coordination Committee), who will give an address. The reception will take place at the Hotel Palácio, Estoril, on Monday, 27th June, at 19.45, and will be followed by the Winston Churchill Memorial Dinner at 20.15. This year the guest speaker at the dinner will be Mr. Allen Packwood (Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge), who will speak on “Winston Churchill and Russia”. The event will be moderated by Mr. Ross Matthews and chaired by James W. Muller (Chairman, International Churchill Society Academic Advisers; University of Alaska, Anchorage).


As in previous years, the Winston Churchill Memorial Dinner is being held in association with the Churchill Society of Portugal, The Cambridge Club of Portugal, The Oxford Society of Portugal, The Royal British Club, and The British Historical Society of Portugal.


Further information about the full programme of the Estoril Political Forum can be found here.


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The cost of the Garden Reception and Dinner is €50 per person





Please register by sending an e-mail to Your email must include your name(s) and should mention that you are from the BHSP. Payment instructions will be sent by return.


As the BHSP is not the organiser of this event, please note that any questions should be addressed to Michelle dos Santos, Head of the Director’s Office:, or +351 217214145, Ext. 5125.