Background

The Ditchley Foundation was created in 1958 through the beneficence of Sir David Wills, who donated Ditchley Park, the magnificent estate at which most Ditchley Conferences are held. The American Ditchley Foundation was incorporated soon after, in 1964. Building on the tradition of Winston Churchill, who visited Ditchley Park many times, the Ditchley Foundations initially focused on fostering better relations between the UK, US and Canada by addressing issues of mutual concern. Over time, that transatlantic purpose has expanded to encompass issues of global concern and participants from around the world.

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The Ditchley Foundation
Ditchley Park
Ditchley Park in Pictures