WELCOME
TO THE

BRITISH-LUXEMBOURG
SOCIETY

The British-Luxembourg Society was founded on 24 April 1947. It is a non-profit association which strives to deepen, maintain and develop the bonds of friendship that exist between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Great Britain.

D’British-Luxembourg Society ass den 24 Abrëll 1947 gegrënnt ginn. Et ass eng Non-profit Associatioun, déi déi frëndschaftlech Bezéiungen tëscht dem Grand-Duché an Groussbritannien verdéiwen, ënnerhalen and developpéiere wëll.

WELCOME
TO THE

BRITISH-LUXEMBOURG
SOCIETY

The British-Luxembourg Society was founded on 24 April 1947. It is a non-profit association which strives to deepen, maintain and develop the bonds of friendship that exist between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Great Britain.

D’British-Luxembourg Society ass den 24 Abrëll 1947 gegrënnt ginn. Et ass eng Non-profit Associatioun, déi déi frëndschaftlech Bezéiungen tëscht dem Grand-Duché an Groussbritannien verdéiwen, ënnerhalen and developpéiere wëll.

Churchill lectures

BLS host a series of eminent speakers from political, economic and cultural worlds

Events

Supporting members development

BLS Courses.

News

Memberships

OUR HISTORY

On the 24th of April 1947 – more than 70 years ago – Twenty-three Luxembourgers, among them the future Luxembourgish Prime Minister and ‘father of the euro’ Pierre Werner (1913-2002) and one Brit founded the British-Luxembourg Society.

Motivated by their admiration and gratitude to the United Kingdom and its people, whose fight against the Nazi regime helped Luxembourgers recover their liberty and national independence, they wanted to bring the United Kingdom, its people and culture, closer to the Luxembourgers, who at that time had little knowledge about the British people. Accordingly, the British-Luxembourg Society states its aims in the first article of its Statutes in the following way: “Elle a pour but d’approfondir et de resserrer les liens d’amitié qui existent si heureusement entre la Grande-Bretagne et le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg d’autre part, à l’exclusion de toutes tendances et considérations politiques et confessionnelles.” Right from the beginning, its purpose mirrored that of the Luxembourg Society in London, its sister association, founded five years earlier, in 1942.

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL LECTURES

Over the years we have had the privilege to host this annual event and invite a series of eminent speakers from the British political, economic or cultural world.

Past speakers have included: The Rt. Hon. Baroness Thatcher, former British Prime Minister; The Rt. Hon. Lord Kinnock, former Vice-President of the European Commission; The Rt. Hon. Lord George, former Governor of the Bank of England; The Rt. Hon. Lord Hurd of Westwell, former British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and The Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes, former European Commissioner for External Relations, last Governor of Hong Kong and Chancellor of Oxford University.

The speakers gave a lecture on their topic of choice, generally but not always a European theme.

20TH NOVEMBER 2023 WITH BARONESS HALE.

Baroness Hale is an inspiration and many cite her as a legend after publishing her book Spider-Woman.

As ‘a little girl from a little school in a little village in North Yorkshire’, she only went into the law because her headteacher told her she wasn’t clever enough to study history.

She became the most senior judge in the Country.

Photo Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Events

Annual General Meeting 2024

04 March 2024 18:30

You are hereby invited to attend an Ordinary General Meeting to be held extraordinarily at the date, time, and location stipulated above.

World War II Battlefield Sites in Luxembourg (9th March)

Guided by David Heal

World War II Battlefield Sites in Luxembourg (16th March)

Guided by David Heal

Hidden Luxembourg

No date set yet

Cinémathèque

No date set yet

Gala Dinner 2024

No date set yet

OUR COURSES

The British-Luxembourg Society helps to support members personal development through our educational evening classes.

These courses help members to acquire skills, not only in English Language but also in English Literature, Luxembourgish Conversation and Art.

THE COUNCIL

PATRONS

HONORARY MEMBERS