British-Lithuanian Society

The British-Lithuanian Society

President: The Right Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC MP

Chairman: Jeremy Hill

The British-Lithuanian Society (B-LS) aims to further links of all kinds including cultural, educational and charitable between individuals and organisations in the United Kingdom (UK) and Lithuania. It enjoys support from a broad membership with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Members include professional people in fields such as academia, the law, diplomacy, engineering, heraldry, floriculture, medicine, as well as private individuals who are interested in learning more about Lithuania.

What does the Society do?

The Society arranges a varied programme of talks, lectures and concerts, as well as social activities. Talks and lectures are given by experts in their field. Most of the Society’s functions are held at the Lithuanian Embassy in London, where members and their guests may continue the evening over wine and refreshments. The Society also engages in projects that promote links and transfer of expertise between the UK and Lithuania.

The Society’s journal: Tiltas (‘The Bridge’)

An important element in maintaining contact between the members is the Society’s non-periodical journal Tiltas. Members receive the journal free of charge. Tiltas publishes articles about British-Lithuanian links, Lithuanian history, politics, culture, book reviews, poetry, and interviews with prominent political and cultural figures.


Different classes of membership are available: Ordinary, Student, Sustaining, Corporate, and Life. The fee supplement paid by the latter three classes contributes towards The Tiltas Trust and qualifies as Gift Aid in the UK. Membership application forms and fee information may be obtained by e-mailing blssecretary(@)