Round Table events and events of interest
11 April: Helen Clark in Conversation
An evening with the Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. To secure a place, please register with Alex May (Hon Secretary, The Round Table), at email@example.com. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
11-13 April: ICWS@70: The State and Canada
Conference/ Symposium organised by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Senate House – details online.
29 April: ICWS@70: The Commonwealth & Resilience in 21st century
Panelists will analyse the resilience of the association and consider necessary changes to meet the challenges of the 21st Century for its member states. Taking place at the Court Room, Senate House. Bookings are online.
8 May: ICWS@70: Children of the Windrush Generation
How to Gather Memories of ‘Home from Home’ – an oral history workshop to be run by Dr Sue Onslow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Workshop taking place at Senate House.
30 May: ROSL Gold Medal Final
Musical stars of the future compete for the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal. Tickets available for the event taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.
4 July: An Evening of words and music with the Caine Prize writers and ROSL musicians
The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. Tickets available from the Royal Over-Seas League.
Transcripts and audio/visual links to previous Round Table events and events of interest
8 October: Peter Lyon Memorial Lecture – Britain, Brexit and the future of the Commonwealth
Speaker: Vince Cable. Missed it? An article on this event is now available. The transcript and podcast are also available.
19 March: Witness Seminar: Britain in the Commonwealth: The 1997 Edinburgh summit. A report is now available on this seminar.
6 March: Round Table-sponsored student debate at London University Senate House. The motion is “This House thinks that Commonwealth commitments for human rights are just for public relations.” (Report now available)
13 February: The Royal Commonwealth Society and Goodenough College host a panel discussion on ‘A Commonwealth Conversation – Rejuvenating the Commonwealth’ at Goodenough College.
26 January: “This House believes the Commonwealth has no place in the modern world”. There is now a report on the Exeter University debate.
17 January: “This House believes that the Commonwealth prevents the UK from moving on from the past and dealing with the future”. Birmingham students debate the future of the Commonwealth. Report from Birmingham now available.
October 2017: Two-day conference on the plans and challenges for the 2018 Commonwealth Leaders’ Summit. Includes reports, outcomes and video interviews.
April 2017: The Peter Lyon Annual Memorial Lecture by HE Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General. Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House. Transcript and report.
Video: The House of Lords debate the Commonwealth – 16 March.
Focus on Commonwealth Day – Q&A, our coverage and a look into the Commonwealth Day archives – 13 March.
Nov 2016: Launch of a special issue: Brexit and the Commonwealth: What next?
Special issue of The Round Table The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.
This issue is now available online.
Round Table Conference
6-7 January 2016 – The Commonwealth after Malta.
A report of the conference proceedings.
Round Table Lecture
“The Commonwealth, the European Union, the Challenges”
Delivered by Dr Lawrence Gonzi, the former Prime Minister of Malta on
27 November 2015 at the University of Malta.
Click here to read Dr Gonzi’s lecture.
The 2015 Malta Summit, Valletta.
The Commonwealth’s New Beginnings?
A One-Day Conference previewing the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting organised by The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and the Department for International Relations, University of Malta.
24 November 2015.
Read Michael Frendo’s keynote address
Speech at Senate House
Read Zaid Ibrahim’s The Fate of Freedom and the Onslaught of Islamisation in Malaysia as presented at the event
Date: October 2015
Venue: Senate House, London University, UK