Activities at the RCS include:
How to find us
The Royal Commonwealth Society
25 Northumberland Avenue
London WC2N 5AP
T: +44 (0) 20 7766 9200
F: +44 (0) 20 7930 9705
The Royal Commonwealth Society is an international education charity. With a remit to promote international understanding across the Commonwealth, especially among young people, the RCS has an impressive portfolio of charitable activities.
Our Young Commonwealth Competitions encourage thousands of young people to respond to global challenges through annual creative writing, film and photographic awards. The Nkabom Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme unites 18-to 25-year-olds from across the globe in a different Commonwealth location every two years. Alumni then join an international, proactive network of emerging leaders.
Commonwealth Youth Summits give schoolchildren across the UK a chance to learn about international issues in an interactive and meaningful forum. Playing the roles of leaders, foreign ministers or journalists, they enact a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and have the opportunity to put their views to senior members of the Commonwealth and UK government.
The RCS also runs public engagement projects, including most recently The Commonwealth Conversation, a global public consultation on the future of the Commonwealth. Series of public debates with high-profile speakers on topics of Commonwealth and international interest help to cement the Society's original identity as a centre for the exchange of ideas.
Hosting regular art exhibitions, the RCS seeks to highlight the work of young emerging artists from around the world. In March of each year, the Society organises the Commonwealth Day Observance held at Westminster Abbey and in December, hosts the Commonwealth Carol Service in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
The work of the RCS is made possible by funds generated by commercial events held in the Commonwealth Club and the RCS Membership fees. 100% of the Club's profits are gift aided to the Society. Individual projects are also supported by external donor organisations and partners.
Through its wide range of youth projects, public events and debates, the RCS seeks to engage people in international affairs and the modern Commonwealth. We invite you to find out more by exploring our website...