Events

Round Table events and events of interest

29 October: What Does Brexit Mean for Black and Asian Britain? Taking place at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus. Tickets are available.

1 November: CENOTAPH – a musical commemoration of the centenary of Armistice. Organised by The Household Division and including the Coldstream Guards Band,Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra, the Commonwealth Scholars’ Choir and the Commonwealth Children’s Choir. Booking is open.

8 November: A Service of Thanksgiving for Derek IngramThe service takes place at 1130 at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.

28 November: The 2nd Annual Gafoor Lecture on Indentureship Studies
Professor Stephen G. Rabe, University of Texas and Professor Tina K. Ramnarine, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Woburn Suite, Senate House, London. Convenors: David Dabydeen (University of Warwick) and Maria del Pilar Kaladeen (Institute of Commonwealth Studies). Bookings available online

29 – 31 January 2019: Strengthening Resilience Through Disaster Risk Reduction
Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence (SSCOE) Research Conference
Valletta, Malta.
Call for papers: For information, and for submission details and timelines, please visit: http://thecommonwealth.org/media/event/strengthening-resilience-through-disaster-risk-reduction

11 March: End of Empire: Britain, Decolonisation and small island in the 1980s
Institute of Commonwealth Studies in collaboration with the Witness Seminar Programme at King’s College.
The Court Room, Senate House, London. Booking available online.

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.

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.

7 February: Building a safer world? The Commonwealth approach in comparative perspective.
Taking place at l’Université de Londres in Paris. (Report now available on this conference).

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

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