The British-Luxembourg Society
Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lectures

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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.



During our 75th anniversary, our 2022 lecture will be given on 30th May

For the first time we are honoured to have a Luxembourgish lecturer

His Excellency President Jean-Claude Juncker

who will speak about

"A Changing Europe: Full Circle?"

Jean-Claude Juncker was born in 1954 in Luxembourg. He studied law in Strasburg and in 1974 he joined Luxembourg’s Christian Social People's Party (CSV – EPP family). Jean-Claude Juncker served in many governmental posts, most visible as Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1995-2013), as the President of the Euro Group (2004-2013) and from 2014 to 2019 as President of the European Commission. By the time Juncker left office, he was the longest-serving head of any national government in the EU and one of the longest-serving democratically elected leaders in the world, with his tenure encompassing the introduction of the EURO, the European financial and sovereign debt crisis, the migration crisis in 2015 and Brexit.

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Former President of the European Commission 2019 - present
President of the European Commission 2014 - 2019
President of the Euro Group 2004 - 2013
Prime Minister of Luxembourg 1995 - 2013
Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for the Treasury July 2009 - 2013
Prime Minister, Minister of State and Minister for Finance 1999 - 2009 
Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for Finance,
Minister for Labour and Employment 1995 - 1999
Minister for Finance and Minister for Labour 1994 - 1995
Minister for Finance, Minister for Labour 1989 - 1994
Minister for Labour, Minister Delegate for the Budget 1984 - 1989 
State Secretary for Labour and Social Security 1982 - 1984

The lecture will take place at the Abbaye de Neumünster and will be held jointly with the British Embassy and Fondation Nationale de la Résistance (FONARES).

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We wish to thank the Abbaye de Neumünster and FONARES
and our sponsor HSBC Continental Europe, Luxembourg for their generosity

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