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:
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.
PROGRAMME 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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