Round Table events and events of interest
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. Tickets are available online. Report from Birmingham now available.
26 January: “This House believes the Commonwealth has no place in the modern world”. There is now a report on the Exeter University debate.
7 February: Building a safer world? The Commonwealth approach in comparative perspective.
Taking place at l’Université de Londres in Paris. Speakers include Mark Albon, the Director of Countering Violent Extremism Unit at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Philip Murphy, Professor of History at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and The Round Table’s Stuart Mole.
13 February: The Royal Commonwealth Society and Goodenough College host a panel discussion on ‘A Commonwealth Conversation – Rejuvenating the Commonwealth’ at Goodenough College.
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.”
13 March: The Student Debate takes place in Nottingham. The motion will be: “This House believes that a stronger relationship with the Commonwealth will guarantee Brexit Britain’s long-term economic success”.
16 – 21 April 2018: The week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) includes forum events, bringing together representatives from the worlds of business, civil society and government.
Transcripts and audio/visual links to previous Round Table events and events of interest
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