The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 is now accepting entries. Enter before submissions close at 23:59 BST on 30 June 2021! Read more
Strength and opportunity comes from being connected
The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. We champion the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 54 member nations.
Our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan outlines how we will focus on four impactful areas: literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities to best contribute to our vision: to improve the
lives and prospects of all Commonwealth citizens. Find out more.
Over the next five years we will mobilise our networks to help clean up oceans and waterways across the Commonwealth. For every £1 donated we will pick up one item of rubbish. Help us achieve our aim of clearing 1 million items of plastic from our waters by 2025 and protect our environment for future generations!
On Thursday, 10 June 2021 the Royal Commonwealth Society Nigeria Branch organised a public presentation of 2021 edition of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 at Banquet Hall, Government House, Ilorin Kwara State Nigeria to encourage students to participate and enter the 2021 competition. Read more
Godfrey Hall, Chair of the RCS Bath and District Branch shares with us details of their recent 'Commonwealth Cook Up' event. The online event involved participants from across the Commonwealth and featured live recipe demonstrations from countries such as Zambia and Canada amongst others. Find out more and try the sample recipe from Australia. Read more
Reflecting on her recent attendance at the CPA UK Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change - preparing for Glasgow United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26), Asia- Pacific Region Forum and Pan-Commonwealth Forum, Shelley Addison-Bell looks at how we can be agents for change. Read more
Held at Guildhall in partnership with the City of London Corporation the event is an annual opportunity to bring together the Commonwealth's London-based diplomatic representatives and UK and Commonwealth thought and business leaders. Read more
Each year we are delighted to celebrate the Winners and Runners-up of The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. We look forward to announcing the winners of the 2021 competition in due course. Please note the date, time and venue of the Awards Ceremony is TBC. Read more
Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, and held in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Service is the world's premier inter-faith, public event to celebrate the Commonwealth. Read more