Events Upcoming events The Big Give Christmas Challenge: Help us champion literacy in the Commonwealth! Since 1883, the Society has promoted the shared values of the Commonwealth through our delivery of the annual The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (QCEC).This Christmas, we ask you to support our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal and help us to raise funds to champion literacy in the Commonwealth through the development of digital literacy toolkits.We will use these toolkits to work with partners like the Ineza Foundation (featured) and engage with children in the Commonwealth, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, marginalised groups or those unable to attend school because of COVID-19, to help them develop key literacy and critical thinking skills, which they can then use to enter the 2021 QCEC. Please visit our Big Give campaign page between 1-8 December to make your donation and support this worthy cause. All donations received during the campaign will be doubled through match funding (up to the value of £25,000). One donation, twice the impact!