Garry Kasparov will deliver the Museum's 36th Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture in the historic church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The lecture will coincide with the induction of new Fellows into the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College.

He is an outspoken advocate for human rights and democracy. Widely considered history’s greatest chess player, Kasparov retired in 2005 to form the Russian anti-Putin coalition. Forced into exile by Putin’s crackdowns in 2013, he now lives with his family in New York City. He is a frequent contributor to major publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Daily News and appears regularly on news programs around the world. In 2015, Kasparov published his prescient book Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. He is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and the Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI).

All registered guests of the 39th International Churchill Conference will have reserved seating for this event. For more information or to register for the full Conference of the Kemper Lecture, which includes a luncheon in Westminster College's Historic Gymnasium where Winston Churchill delivered his "Sinews of Peace" address, please click here. Fees apply.

Additional seating, while free to the general public, will be limited. Guests are encouraged to arrive well in advance. Overflow seating for a simulcast will be provided.

This event will be livestreamed with access available on this web page.

“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill