The British-Luxembourg Society
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. 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 on their topic of choice, generally but not always a European theme.


The 2020 lecture was to be given by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, PC
Chancellor of the University of Oxford and former European Commissioner for External Affairs.

He was to speak on
The challenges facing the European Union
and the United Kingdom


COVID-19 UPDATE (29/04/2020)

Inevitably, the Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture did not take place on 28th April as originally scheduled.

The very good news is that our speaker, Lord Patten of Barnes, has advised that he is willing to give the lecture as soon as conditions allow.

Stay safe!


 Registration is still open   (click here)



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