The 1995 Christmas Lecture by the late The Rt Hon Enoch Powell's
1989 Speech which led to the formation of
- "Churchill who saw
in the 1930s when others were blind . . the true nature
and inevitable outcome of a resurgent German Empire .
- The 1996 Christmas Lecture
the Founder of The Churchill Society and the composer
of THE CHURCHILL
MUSIC Norman Harvey Rutherlyn.
"What relevance does a Music
Department have to the Society?....................."
- "............. 'music' is
remorselessly played, down telephones, in lifts,
airports and departmental stores, in the dentist's
surgery, and often mindlessly drenched over every item
on TV. It is all pervasive, inescapable 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year; so much so that we no longer
listen we just 'hear' it subconsciously....."
- "....................are we - by doing
this - putting at risk the inborn musicality of our
children by subjecting them from
before birth (for it has
been proved that a foetus can listen to the outside
world) and then; as they begin to grow - all day long
to today's mass music cacophony? Is it not strange how
good parents unthinkingly permit the publicists and
merchants to degrade their children's inborn, superb
- The 1997 Christmas Lecture by the late Oliver Smedley
Battle for our National Sovereignty.
sovereign ruler of Britain is the British electorate
because, through nearly a thousand years of ceaseless
struggle, they have succeeded in winning for
themselves the right to elect, or reject, their own
- Finally to throw away this priceless,
hard-won and stubbornly defended privilege would
rightly be considered by future inhabitants of these
islands one of the most incredibly craven acts ever
perpetrated by the elected representatives of any
sovereign people in the history of the world". . . . .
. . . .
- The 1998 Christmas
by Mr John B.J.Lidstone.
REFORM OF THE HONOURS SYSTEM
the Order of the British Empire was founded by George
V in 1917, Lloyd George is said to have asked Gregory
what he could ask for an OBE, Gregory's reply was
"about £100 a time".
- Between 1917 and 1922 when Lloyd
George resigned, 25,000 people had received the OBE. A
nice little earner. Lloyd George is estimated to have
amassed in his private bank account over £1.5
million pounds from the sales of honours. (Value
£190 million today)." . . . . . . . .
The 1999 Christmas Lecture.
of the Society's Music Department).
. . . .
the use of the word 'classical;, so beloved of our
commentators to indicate contemporary concert music, is yet
another pollution of the English language. 'Classical' went
out with the death of Beethoven in 1827. The critic Robert
Cowan always puts the word in quotes.
is concerned with contemporary music, both serious concert
music and 'pop', the latter being the contemporary
equivalent of those miniature masterpieces by Rodgers,
Gershwin, Porter, Arlen and the rest, generally known as
so-called pop music is an absolute desecration of the art.
One could almost say it went out of the window after the
Beatles. Some of their numbers, both from the musical and
the lyric point of view, are highly commendable -
The AD 2000 Christmas Lecture
Chairman of the Society Mrs Pamela Timms.
. . . . . . The greatest wrong done to
children by our present-day society is the near abolition of
childhood by the substitution of technological gimmicks for
imagination. Magic has been taken away from them.
Magic is every child's right - and not only at
The AD 2001 Christmas Lecture.
By Mr Rudy Carmanety of
New York.(Committee Member).
the United Kingdom and the United States is our joint
Anglo-American heritage. It is this very heritage, the basis
of our special relationship, which is placed in jeopardy if
British sovereignty is compromised by Europe. A British
government which does not, or cannot play its proper role in
the special relationship, would be a loss not only for the
United States but for what Churchill once termed "the cause
2002 Christmas Lecture.
PORNOGRAPHY, THE LAW, AND
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
By Professor Susan S.M.Edwards
Associate Dean, Buckingham Law
University of Buckingham.
DEMOCRACY'S 'FESTIVAL OF CRUELTY'
..........the battle against
pornography through argument, reason and to ensure
that women have an equal role with men in
interpreting political premises such as 'freedom of
speech; will go on so long as there remain those of
us incandescent with outrage that gratuitous sex
and violence continuues to thrive under the
pretence of free speech. We must confront the
apathy and stop this perversion of liberty.
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The AD 2003
The title of
his lecture is:-
Criticism of Modern Linguistics
with Suggestions for Improvement of English
through the BBC.
The AD 2004 Christmas Lecture.
be paged on December 25th 2004 and is by
The Rt Hon Frank Field
Neighbours from Hell
politics of behavior.
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