The Cambridge Society of Luxembourg is organising in March 2023 a conference followed by a dinner, with David Harley, former Deputy Secretary-General of the European Parliament who has recently published his memoirs “Matters of Record: Inside European Politics (Diaries 1992-2010)" and a book co-written and edited with Dianne Hayter called “The Forgotten Tribe - British MEPs 1979-2020”. The event is together with the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg, LSE Alumni, as well as the British-Luxembourg Society
David worked for the European Parliament from 1975 until 2010. During the period covered by his memoirs he was Adviser to the Secretary-General Enrico Vinci 1989-1994, Deputy Secretary-General of the Socialist Group 1997-1999, Director of Press and Media, Parliamentary Spokesman 1999-2002, Spokesman for President Pat Cox 2002-2004, Secretary-General of the Socialist Group 2004-2007, ending his career as Deputy Secretary-General of the European Parliament 2007-2010. He was, therefore, someone who was “in the room” with leaders and policymakers In Brussels and around the world, during a momentous period for the EU internally and externally, as well as for the UK as the first flush of enthusiasm of New Labour for the EU began to lose its bloom and Euroscepticism started to develop, creating deep divisions that finally led to Brexit. He has unparalleled insights into what went on which he will share with us.
1 January, 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of the UK’s accession to the EU, which adds relevance to a talk from David at this time. We believe that this event will be of interest to a wide audience of people who have lived in Luxembourg during this period. We will be opening the invitation to other groups and associations whose members may be interested.
The event will be held at the Golf Club Grand-Ducal on Tuesday, 21 March, 2023, We envisage a talk by David followed by drinks and a dinner - €100 per person for those who opt for the all-inclusive menu with aperitif and wines, €82 per person for those who opt for the all-inclusive menu with alcohol-free drinks.
Due to several clubs participating it will be on a first come first served basis.
Reservations and Payment: If you wish to reserve a place or places, please send an email to John Speed at firstname.lastname@example.org with the mention “Harley Dinner”, the names of the participants, whether the menu with wines or the alcohol-free menu for each participant is required, and any dietary requirements including a vegetarian alternative.
|Event Date||21-03-2023 18:00|
|Event End Date||21-03-2023 22:00|
|Cut off date||21-03-2023|
|Individual Price||Members Only|
|Location||Golf Club Grand-Ducal|