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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:

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.

The evening was sponsored by HSBC

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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