Past events

Tour: Australia House
04 Oct 19, 10:00 - 11:00 to 04 Oct 19

By kind permission of the High Commissioner for Australia, His Excellency The Hon George Brandis QC an exclusive tour has been organised for RCS Supporters, Associate Fellows and guests. Find out how to attend.

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CYGEN Discriminatory Laws Advocacy Campaign - Call for applications
04 Oct 19, 09:00 BST to 14 Oct 19

CYGEN, supported by The Royal Commonwealth Society as part of the Equality & Justice Alliance (EJA) programme, is seeking new members who will drive an exciting CYGEN campaign calling upon Commonwealth leaders to reform laws discriminatory laws.

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Exhibition Launch - Coral Reefs: Beauty in Crisis
03 Oct 19, 18:30 - 20:30 to 03 Oct 19

The Royal Commonwealth Society and the High Commission for the Republic of Cyprus Cultural Section are pleased to launch, Coral Reefs: Beauty in Crisis featuring the underwater photography of Terence Dormer. Find out how to attend.

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12th Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting
19 Sep 19 to 20 Sep 19

The 12th Commonwealth Women's Affairs Minister Meeting (WAMM) will take place on September 19th and 20th under the theme, 'From Commitment to Action: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development.'

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Tabla and String Quartet East meets West
12 Sep 19, 18:00 - 20:00 to 12 Sep 19

The musical programme showcases the fusion of Western Classical music with Indian Traditional music, by combining the strings and tabla of the internationally renowned Dionysus Ensemble.

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Tour: Marlborough House
23 Jul 19, 11:00 and 14:00 to 23 Jul 19

Marlborough House, designed by Christopher Wren, is almost 300 years old and has the status of a Royal Palace. Two exclusive tours have been organised for RCS Supporters and their guests.

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Entry Deadline: The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition - 1 June, 2019
01 Jun 19 to 01 Jun 19

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019 is open for entries on the theme, 'A Connected Commonwealth'. Entries are accepted through an online platform until 1 June, 2019.

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The Commonwealth & Resilience in 21st century
29 Apr 19, 6.00pm - 8.00pm to 29 Apr 19

Since the creation of the modern Commonwealth there have been repeated comments of 'crisis' and predictions of 'decline'. Yet, this unique multilateral organisation has continued to evolve, reinventing itself at times of crisis.

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Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference
01 Apr 19, 09:00 to 04 Apr 19

Young people across India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Sri Lanka are invited to apply to attend the Youth Summit on International Peace and Security & Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up in April 2019.

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RCS Asia Conference 2019
14 Mar 19 to 17 Mar 19

The first ever Asia Conference of The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) will take place in Hong Kong from 14-17 March 2019, where delegates from across Asia will come together to strengthen collaboration and discuss important social issues.

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The Commonwealth Service 2019 - Schools and Youth Groups
11 Mar 19, 13.45 - 16.30 to 11 Mar 19

The Commonwealth Service 2019 - Registration is now open for schools and youth groups!

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Commonwealth Family Day 2019
22 Feb 19 to 22 Feb 19

This February half term, celebrate a coming together of families and cultures as The Royal Commonwealth Society partners with Westminster Abbey for a day of Commonwealth-themed activities.

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Brexit: with a little help from our friends
07 Feb 19, 18:30 - 20:00 to 07 Feb 19

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy the panel considers the implications of Brexit on other countries, as well as how our friends are fundamental to securing a smooth transition.

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ROSL Photography Competition
20 Jan 19 to 02 Sep 19

The Royal Over-Seas League are excited to launch the ROSL Photography Competition. The deadline for entries is 17:00 GMT on Monday, 2 September 2019. All images submitted must relate to the theme of 'Style'.

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The Commonwealth Cricket Club
23 Nov 18, 12pm - 9pm to 23 Nov 18

To celebrate The Royal Commonwealth Society's 150th Anniversary, the RCS Hong Kong Branch presents The Commonwealth Cricket Club at the Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong on 23 November 2018.

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The Commonwealth Fair 2018
10 Nov 18, 11.30 - 18.00 to 10 Nov 18

The Commonwealth Fair is a special, enjoyable occasion demonstrating the vigour, the diversity and the splendour of the Commonwealth countries.

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Liberty Freedom and Enfranchisement: Press Freedom and the Commonwealth
24 May 18, 19:00 to 24 May 18

A panel discussion organised in association with The Royal Commonwealth Society and the London Press Club.

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The Queen's Birthday Party concert
21 Apr 18, 20:00 - 22.00 to 21 Apr 18

On the occasion of the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, The Royal Commonwealth Society is proud to partner with BBC One and BBC Radio 2 to deliver The Queen's Birthday Party concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Re-engaging with the Commonwealth: Gambia and Zimbabwe
16 Apr 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST to 16 Apr 18

Following Gambia and Zimbabwe rejoining the Commonwealth this panel discussion looks to explore what it will mean for these nations and how it is possible to fully reengage them back into the Commonwealth.

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CHRI CHOGM Report Launch
13 Apr 18, 17:30 - 19:30 to 13 Apr 18

In the lead up to the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting in April the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) launches its own landmark report.

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Gold Coast 2018: XXI Commonwealth Games
04 Apr 18 to 15 Apr 18

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen.

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Commonwealth Big Lunches
12 Mar 18 to 22 Apr 18

The Commonwealth Big Lunches are an opportunity to come together, share food and celebrate Commonwealth connections. The lunches will happen from Commonwealth Day (12 March) until the end of the summit (22 April), and take place across the Commonwealth.

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A Commonwealth Conversation - Rejuvenating the Commonwealth
13 Feb 18, 18.30 - 20.30 to 13 Feb 18

With 60% of the population under 30, the youth voice is key in the Commonwealth. How can we unite to ensure that young people help shape and deliver the Commonwealth Summit?

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Commonwealth Family Week
12 Feb 18 to 16 Feb 18

The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to partner with Westminster Abbey to deliver the Commonwealth Family Festival. Join us at Westminster Abbey for a series of performances and workshops from across the Commonwealth.

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A Commonwealth Conversation - A fairer future
12 Dec 17, 18.00 - 20.00 to 12 Dec 17

The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to present the first in a series of public panel discussions which will focus on the themes to be addressed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018. The first will focus on 'A fairer future'.

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Media and the 2017 Elections across the Commonwealth
06 Dec 17, 14:00 - 17:00 to 06 Dec 17

Media freedom is under pressure in multiple and complex ways across the Commonwealth. These pressures assume particular importance at election times, when access to information or restrictions on the news environment assume even greater importance.

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Peace, youth and the Commonwealth: what role for education?
28 Nov 17, 18.00-21.00 to 28 Nov 17

The Commonwealth is home to over one billion young people with the power to shape the future. As the world finds itself at a time of increasing instability, what role can education play in ensuring that youth are at the heart of peace-building?

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Responsiveness, Resilience and Regeneration
27 Nov 17, 8.00pm to 27 Nov 17

Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, will speak at the 42nd Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture

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Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2017
21 Nov 17 to 24 Nov 17

The Commonwealth Local Government Conference is CLGF's flagship event, held every two years in different regions of the Commonwealth. In 2017, the CLGF conference will be held for the first time in Malta.

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Commonwealth Fair
11 Nov 17, 11.30 - 18.30 to 11 Nov 17

The Annual Commonwealth Fair is organised by the Commonwealth Countries League (CCL) to raise funds for the Education Fund (CGEF), formerly the CCLEF. It gathers support from many Commonwealth countries and is held at the Kensington Town Hall in London.

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Brexit, a Commonwealth opportunity?
03 Nov 17, 16:00 - 20:00 to 03 Nov 17

The Royal Commonwealth Society Hong Kong Branch presents: Brexit, a Commonwealth opportunity? A forum and cocktail party held at the prestigious Hong Kong Club with the keynote address given by The Rt Hon. the Lord Howell of Guildford PC

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The CEC Autumn Conference 2017
01 Nov 17, 10.00 - 16.30 to 01 Nov 17

This year's CEC Autumn Conference will focus on the students and the role of institutions, listening to the students, exploring some best practice examples from universities and also considering the role of research.

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Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for Small States
18 Oct 17, 18:00 - 19:30 to 18 Oct 17

Join the Centre for Small States for a seminar on the challenges and opportunities that small states and entities face in relations to Brexit. A panel of five experts on small states will reflect on the political, economical and societal consequences.

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The 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament
08 Oct 17 to 12 Oct 17

The International Commonwealth Youth Parliament is an annual CPA event held in a different Commonwealth Region each year. It sees the participation of a maximum of 66 young people from around the Commonwealth.

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Independence Gala
04 Oct 17, 20:00 to 04 Oct 17

Join the Southbank Centre for a festival that heralds the coming together of British and Indian performing art forms, part of the India@UK 2017 Year of Culture.

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CMJA Conference: Building an effective, accountable and inclusive judiciary
24 Sep 17 to 28 Sep 17

The theme of the conference 'Building an Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Judiciary' offers an opportune occasion for productive knowledge sharing with the goal of strengthening our judiciaries and linkages between all members of CMJA.

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London Pacific Fashion Collective
15 Sep 17, 15:00 - 21:30 to 15 Sep 17

London Pacific is a fashion show platform for established and emerging fashion designers from the South Pacific. Designers are invited to showcase their collections during London Fashion Week in February and September each year.

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CTO ICT Forum 2017: Digital Nations, Digital Wealth
11 Sep 17 to 13 Sep 17

Taking place in the margins of the 57th Council Meeting of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, the Forum is the premier ICT conference of the Commonwealth.

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Withered Democracy in Pakistan: the Role of the Deep State
17 Aug 17, 15:00 - 17:30 to 17 Aug 17

The event will bring together a panel of speakers to debate the role of the Deep State in Pakistan and its impact on the country's democratic processes.

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Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting: Uganda 2017
31 Jul 17 to 04 Aug 17

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers' Meeting is held every four years with the aim of sharing, celebrating and assessing progress in youth development in the Commonwealth. The meeting will take place between 31st July and 4th August 2017 in Kampala, Uganda.

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Commonwealth Youth Games
18 Jul 17 to 23 Jul 17

The Commonwealth Youth Games will be the largest international sporting event ever held in the Bahamas, bringing together over 1000 young athletes aged 14-18, who will represent their country.

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Australian PM attends joint RCS - B-AS Reception
10 Jul 17, 18.00 - 20.00 to 10 Jul 17

On Monday 10th July 2017 The Royal Commonwealth Society and the Britain-Australian Society hosted a joint reception to announce our new affiliation. We were delighted to be joined by The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia.

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Canada Day in Trafalgar Square
01 Jul 17, 12:00 - 20:00 to 01 Jul 17

Join Canadians and Canada-lovers alike to celebrate Canada Day in the UK. This event in Trafalgar Square on Canada's 150th birthday will include food and drinks, family activities and musical performances.

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Commonwealth Golfing Society Event
15 Jun 17 to 15 Jun 17

On Thursday 15th June, the Commonwealth Golfing Society will be hosting a Commonwealth Day at Walton Heath, a heathland venue which has previously hosted the Ryder Cup and numerous PGA Tour Events.

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Commonwealth Science Conference 2017
13 Jun 17 to 16 Jun 17

Limited opportunity to apply for funded places at the Commonwealth Science Conference 2017 which will bring together scientists at all career stages to showcase the best science from across the Commonwealth.

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CommonTies: May Event 2017
25 May 17, 16:30-21:00

Building lasting ties with the Commonwealth: Connect, Engage, Contribute. A networking evening including roundtable discussions and a fair hosting associations, organisations and charities of the Commonwealth Family.

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The Commonwealth Service 2017: Schools' and Youth Groups' Registration
13 Mar 17, 1345-1630 to 13 Mar 17

Schools and Youth Groups are invited to register for the Commonwealth Service 2017, celebrating 'A Peace-building Commonwealth'.

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Model Commonwealth Summit, Bath
03 Dec 16, 9.30 - 17:00 to 03 Dec 16

The Model Commonwealth Summit in Bath will allow young people aged 18 to 28 to take part in a model Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where they will represent Heads of Commonwealth Governments for the day and discuss Commonwealth issues.

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South Wales Youth Summit
11 Nov 16, All Day to 12 Nov 16

The RCS is working with RCS Wales, WE, Schools and Coleg Gwent to deliver a South Wales Youth Summit in Crosskeys, Wales. Workshops and a Model Commonwealth Summit will make up this two-day event.

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Curious Objects
08 Nov 16, 09.00 - 18.00 to 21 Mar 17

'Voyages of discovery: the Commonwealth', forms a part of the University of Cambridge's new 'Curious Objects' exhibition and features items entirely from the RCS' collection.

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Hidden Histories - Discovering Indigenous London
08 Sep 16, 6.00pm - 7.30pm to 08 Sep 16

Border Crossings' new documentary film: Hidden Histories - Discovering Indigenous London, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance.

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En Plein Air Windsor and Eton 2016
16 Jul 16 to 16 Jul 16

Artists are invited from around the globe to come and create their own masterpieces in the world’s most famous and largest inhabited castle - Windsor

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UK-India visa report launch
05 Jul 16, 1600 - 1700 to 05 Jul 16

The Royal Commonwealth Society and its partners warmly invite you to the launch of our latest report on Indian visitors to the UK.

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Higher education and the challenge of the youth bulge for the Commonwealth
16 Jun 16, 10:45 - 15:30 to 16 Jun 16

This year's Annual Conference will focus on the growing crisis in higher education provision across many Commonwealth countries, as countries struggle to meet the demand of the ever-increasing number of young people exiting secondary schools.

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The Patron's Lunch
12 Jun 16, 10.00 - 16:30 to 12 Jun 16

On Sunday 12th June 2016, The Mall will be transformed into the largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

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Finance and Banking Master Workshop
19 May 16 to 20 May 16

A new concept in further education by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association in a series of small events bringing international expertise to your local jurisdiction.

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Going for Gold!
13 Apr 16, 19:30 to 13 Apr 16

A talk by the Director of Sport (Team Bath) Stephen Baddeley with a special guest appearance from Megan Fletcher, Commonwealth Gold Medallist (Judo)

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'An Inclusive Commonwealth': The Power of Youth Networks
06 Apr 16, 18:30 - 21:00 to 06 Apr 16

With over 60% of Commonwealth citizens under the age of 30, this panel discussion will explore how 'An Inclusive Commonwealth' can ensure young people are involved in social, economic and political decision-making.

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Commonwealth Day Celebration Drinks
14 Mar 16, 17:00 to 14 Mar 16

A special gathering in celebration of Commonwealth Day will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) co-hosted by ROSL and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

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Achieving an Inclusive Commonwealth - What role for education?
14 Mar 16, 09:45 - 12:30 to 14 Mar 16

'Achieving an Inclusive Commonwealth - what role for education? takes its objective from this year's Commonwealth theme of 'An Inclusive Commonwealth' and seeks to explore the dynamic inter-relationship between education, inclusion and equity

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The 2015 Commonwealth Round Table Lecture
27 Nov 15, 6pm to 27 Nov 15

The 2015 Commonwealth Round Table Lecture will be delivered by the distinguished former Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Lawrence Gonzi.

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The Climate Challenge
26 Nov 15, 16:00 - 21:00 to 26 Nov 15

The Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP) would like to invite you to our Climate Challenge conference and drinks reception we are hosting in Malta this year, alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

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The 2015 Malta Summit - The Commonwealth's New Beginnings?
24 Nov 15, 9.00am to 24 Nov 15

One-Day Conference previewing the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

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Justice and the SDGs
22 Nov 15, 9:00 to 22 Nov 15

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and CIVICUS are hosting a CHOGM side event on Justice and the SDGs: Promoting and inclusive approach to participatory policy making

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Heritage of the Commonwealth
17 Nov 15, 6.30pm to 17 Nov 15

A reception in support of the Empowerment of Rural Women in Jamaica, Ghana and Grenada.

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The Commonwealth Equality Network Panel Discussion
14 Oct 15, 18:00 to 14 Oct 15

Our partners The Commonwealth Equality Network will be hosting a panel discussion featuring visiting members of the Network from across the Commonwealth. They will share their experience of working in countries where same sex relations are criminalised.

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London Commonwealth Youth Summit
03 Oct 15, 10am - 5pm to 03 Oct 15

A one day simulation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. A unique chance for young people to act as a Head of Government for one of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, and to role-play participation in a major international meeting.

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Adding Global Value: Women's Views on CHOGM
01 Oct 15, 18:00 to 01 Oct 15

The Royal Commonwealth Society and Royal Over-Seas League will jointly be hosting a special event in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, 'Adding Global Value: Women's Views on CHOGM'.

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Westminster Hall Mock Trial
31 Jul 15, 18:00 to 31 Jul 15

On 31 July, a representative group of a dozen or so modern-day barons and bishops will help mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by facing a mock trial at Westminster Hall.

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Commonwealth Day Observance 2015
09 Mar 15

The Commonwealth Day Observance, the UK’s largest multi-faith celebration, takes place annually at Westminster Abbey on the second Monday in March.

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Commonwealth Day Celebration Drinks
09 Mar 15

A special gathering in celebration of Commonwealth Day will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) co-hosted by ROSL and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

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Commonwealth Day Observance: Schools' and Youth Groups' Registration 2015
03 Dec 14 to 27 Jan 15

UK schools and youth groups are invited to register their interest in attending the 2015 Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey on Monday 9 March 2015.

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Ebola Outbreak Roadshow - Manchester
23 Oct 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm to 23 Oct 14

Sierra Leone urgently and desperately needs your invaluable medical and technical expertise.

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Ebola Outbreak Roadshow - London
20 Oct 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm to 20 Oct 14

Sierra Leone urgently and desperately needs your invaluable medical and technical expertise.

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Magna Carta Guildhall Dinner
13 Oct 14 to 13 Oct 14

Fundraising dinner for the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Trust

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A Night at the Opera at ROSL
19 Sep 14, 19:00 to 19 Sep 14

In a unique evening of culture, the innovative Opera Up Close bring one of their sparkling performances to the Royal Over-seas League

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Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Reception
23 Jul 14, 18:00 to 23 Jul 14

Join us for live music, cocktails and Commonwealth-themed foods at a dynamic outdoor reception in the ROSL Garden. Afterwards, enjoy the Opening Ceremony in the lap of luxury in a choice of TV rooms at the clubhouse.

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The Commonwealth at 65 – from London to Valletta
21 Jul 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm to 21 Jul 14

Public lecture in which Dr Muscat will consider the future of the Commonwealth.

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City of London Festival
14 Jul 14, 19:30 to 14 Jul 14

The City of London is working with Glasgow Life to present ‘Curtain Raiser’ for the culture programme of the Commonwealth Games in The Guildhall.

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Team Commonwealth and Goals in Education
01 Jul 14, 10:00 - 16:00 to 01 Jul 14

The Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC) hosts their annual conference on ‘Team Commonwealth and Goals in Education.’

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Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit Fringe
12 Jun 14, 9:00 - 20:30 to 12 Jun 14

The UK Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at ExCel London.

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RCS Canada Conference & AGM
29 May 14, 17.00 to 01 Jun 14

2014 National Conference “Leadership & Development in Today’s Commonwealth”

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The Commonwealth and Human Rights: priorities from Colombo to Valletta
24 Mar 14, 18:00 to 24 Mar 14

This panel discussion, coordinated by the Royal Commonwealth Society, working with our partners at the Kaleidoscope Trust and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, examined the Commonwealth's human rights priorities.

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Commonwealth Games reception at City Hall
12 Mar 14, 18:30

To celebrate 'Team Commonwealth', this year's Commonwealth theme, the RCS hosted a reception at City Hall in collaboration with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.

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High Commissioners' Banquet 2014
11 Mar 14, 18:30 to 11 Mar 14

The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted the annual High Commissioners' Banquet at St James's Palace. TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined more than 40 High Commissioners and 130 other VIPs from every region of the Commonwealth.

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Commonwealth Day Observance 2014
10 Mar 14, 15:15

The 2014 Commonwealth Day Observance featured speeches from Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson; a special poem from South African poet Phillippa Yaa De Villiers; a musical performance by Laura Mvula; and an address by Malala Yousafzai.

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Commonwealth Day Luncheon, Vancouver Island
10 Mar 14, 11.45am for 12 noon

To celebrate Commonwealth Day, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia hosted a luncheon at Government House.

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Commonwealth Day Reception, Hong Kong
10 Mar 14, 18.30 to 10 Mar 14

The RCS Hong Kong hosted a Commonwealth Day Reception at the Hong Kong Club. Attended by RCS Honk Kong President, Sir David Tang and Patron, Dame Anson Chan and Commonwealth Consuls- General, the Queen’s Speech was read by the British Consul-General.

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NZ National Commonwealth Day Observance , Wellington
10 Mar 14, 18:00 to 10 Mar 14

The National Observance was held in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on the evening of Commonwealth Day followed by a reception at Parliament.

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Commonwealth Day Flag Raising, Guernsey
10 Mar 14, 08.00 to 10 Mar 14

Assembling at the Liberation Monument, His Excellency Lieutenant Governor raised the Commonwealth national flags at 8.00 am.

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Interfaith Service Celebration of Commonwealth Day, Ottawa
10 Mar 14, 19.00 to 10 Mar 14

The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Parish of Christ Church Cathedral held an Interfaith Service in the Cathedral at
7pm 10 March, to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

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Commonwealth Day Service, Auckland
09 Mar 14 to 09 Mar 14

The annual Commonwealth Day Service was organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society Auckland in partnership with Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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Commonwealth Day Observance Service, Toronto
09 Mar 14, 11.00 to 09 Mar 14

Toronto Branch organised the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in the presence of The Honourable David C. Onley, O.Ont. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Reception with the Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Onley.

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Commonwealth Carol Service 2013
04 Dec 13 to 04 Dec 13

Wednesday 4th December 2013, 18:30 until 20:00

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33Fifty Launch Event
28 Nov 13, 10:00 - 12:00 to 28 Nov 13

Launch for 33Fifty The Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme.

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2013 Post-CHOGM Briefing
26 Nov 13 to 26 Nov 13

Guest speaker Richard Uku – Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat, lead a conversation on the policy outcomes of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place on 10-17 November 2013 in Sri Lanka.

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RCS Bath Biennial Lecture
25 Nov 13, 19:00 to 25 Nov 13

Lord Howell, President of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2010 to 2012, deliver a lecture entitled: 'The Commonwealth - The Face of Britain’s Future'.

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Essay Competition 2013 Award Event
19 Nov 13, 18:30 to 20:30 to 19 Nov 13

To celebrate the winners of the 2013 competition and launch the 2014 competition. With Samsung tablets and CUP guests, plus New Zealand High Commissioner.

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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and Life Skills Education
16 Apr 13

The RCS hosted an event in partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation exploring the benefits that experiential learning and volunteering through youth development programmes, such as the Award, can provide for young people in

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Commonwealth Compared Launch Event
14 Mar 13

The Royal Commonwealth Society proudly launched their new research, 'Commonwealth Compared 2013: Setting the Scene' at an event on the 23 May.

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Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform Launch
14 Mar 13

The Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP) was launched at a VIP reception at the Royal Commonwealth Society as part of Commonwealth Week.

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Commonwealth Games 2014 Reception
13 Mar 13

The RCS was proud to host a reception for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Day Observance 2013
11 Mar 13 to 11 Mar 13

The annual Commonwealth Day Observance was, the United Kingdom's biggest multi-faith service, was celebrated in Westminster Abbey. Guest speakers included Sir Richard Branson Sir Richard Branson and Founder and Execuitve Director of Avaaz, Ricken Patel.

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High Commissioners' Banquet 2013
10 Mar 13

The RCS in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and Taj hosted the annual High Commissioners' Banquet at 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel.

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Commonwealth Carol Service 2012
05 Dec 12 to 07 Jul 14

The RCS hosted the annual Commonwealth Carol Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields church. It featured a number of readings from Jubilee Time Capsule entrants and leading figures in the Commonwealth family, as well as musical performances.

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