Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey. [photo: Debbie Ransome]

The Round Table Journal first appeared in 1910 and has been charting and analysing events which led to the formation of the modern Commonwealth. This dip into the Round Table archives provides a snapshot of how the event known as Commonwealth Day evolved:

1944 – Canada: The future of the Commonwealth

1959 – The changing commonwealth – Conceptions and realities

1959: The first Commonwealth Day – Hansard

1966 – Arnold Smith: The need for commonwealth – Resisting a fragmented world

How did Commonwealth Day move to Westminster Abbey?

Moving Commonwealth Day to a shared date

Thirty years of the Commonwealth Day Service

Britain and the transformation from empire to Commonwealth

The Commonwealth at 60

The meaning of Commonwealth Day

Does Commonwealth Day matter?

Also of interest:

News and opinions from The Round Table

History of the The Round Table Journal