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 will be held on 17.10. 2019.
Lord Green, as Stephen Green, is a former Chairman and Chief Executive of HSBC. As Lord Green he was Minister of Trade and Investment in the UK Government.
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