On 2 September 2002 in Antwerp City Hall during the reception at the opening ceremony of the exhibition ‘Tyndale’s Testament’, the Churchill Medal of the English Speaking Union was presented to Dr Guido Latré by Lord Watson of Richmond, Chairman of the English-Speaking Union and of the International Council of the ESU.

Winston Churchill was in his own time patron of the ESU, and this organisation is now the only one that has permission to use his name for a medal. The letter sent to Guido by Lord Watson on 28 November 2001 mentions his “outstanding services” to the key commitment of the ESU, namely “to create international understanding through the English language.” The citation continues “Your scholarship and teaching have greatly extended the enjoyment by many generations of the English language and its portrayal of the human condition.”

Guido, in a personal communication after the presentation, added that “Needless to say I consider my research on Tyndale and the spreading of his message to be my principal research and teaching activity.”

The members of the Tyndale Society heartily congratulate Guido on the reception of this prestigious award.

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