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The Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lectures are hosted annually by the BLS. Over the years we have had the privilege to host a series of eminent speakers from the British political, economic or cultural world. 

Past speakers have included: The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister; The Rt. Hon. Neil Kinnock, former Vice-President of the European Commission; The Rt. Hon. Christopher Patten, former European Commissioner for External Relations; The Rt. Hon. Douglas Hurd CBE MP, former British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and Eddie George, former Governor of the Bank of England.

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


The 2019 memorial lecture:

"Whither Europe in the Context of the rise of Asia"

with speaker Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint
was held on 17.10. 2019

Lord Green, as Stephen Green, is a former Chairman and former Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc.  As Lord Green he was Minister of Trade and Investment in the UK Government.







 17:30	Arrival:	Harp music by Autumn Le Lievre (HSBC)

 18:00	Welcome:	Hubert Wurth, Patron of the BLS 
                        		and former Ambassador to London
                        	Albert Hansen, President of FONARE
           		David Clark, President of the BLS

 18:10	Lecture: 	Stephen K. Green
                        	“Whither Europe in the context of the rise of Asia

 18:45	Summary and questions:
                        	Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, former Judge of the 
                        		General Court at the Court of Justice of the
                        		EU in Luxembourg and Patron of the BLS

 19:15 – 20:30	Reception at the Residence of the British Ambassador
                		16 Boulevard F-d Roosevelt, 2450 Luxembourg


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