Welcome to The Round Table website
The Round Table Journal is published six times a year, bringing articles both current in content and with an eye on historical events to the forefront of thinking on International Affairs.
The journal offers an annual Scholarship Programme in conjunction with our publisher, Routledge, as well as the prestigious Harry Hodson Prize, awarded for the best scholarly article submitted by a student studying at one of the recognised universities within the Commonwealth.
- Latest Commonwealth Update:
Issue 426, June 2013
- Message from the Chair
- Peter Lyon Memorial Lecture
The Commonwealth and China: Protecting Values, Containing the Dragon?
- Latest Commonwealth Update:
Issue 425, February 2013
- Latest TRT:
Issue 424, February 2013
- 1st Peter Lyon Memorial Prize
Winner announced: Ben Saul
- Post-CHOGM conference 2012
Read the Report and watch the interviews
- Read The Round Table Editorial:
Success of EPG Recommendations Depends on Leadership
- Interview with Senator Hugh Segal: Watch the interview with Canada's Special Envoy for Commonwealth Renewal
The Round Table
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs is a scholarly journal published six times a year. Founded in 1910, The Round Table is Britain's oldest international affairs journal, providing analysis and commentary on all aspects of international affairs. The journal is the major source for coverage of the policy issues concerning the contemporary Commonwealth and its role in international affairs.
The Commonwealth Update is an authoratative nation-by-nation review of events across the Commonwealth. The review has been written by Oren Gruenbaum since 2008 and is published six times a year in each issue of The Round Table.
The Round Table Awards and Scholarships
The Hodson Memorial Prize is an annual award by The Round Table in memory of the journal's late Editor, Harry Hodson. It is awarded for a publishable article, contributed by an undergraduate or graduate of a recognised university in the Commonwealth. The Routledge-Round Table award was created in celebration of Routledge's continuing association with The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, and the journal's connection with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The Peter Lyon Memorial Prize is a new annual prize by Routledge, the publishers of The Round Table, who are offering an annual prize of £1000 for the best policy-oriented article on a theme of significance for the contemporary Commonwealth published in the journal each calendar year.
Commonwealth Bookshelf and Book Reviews
Each issue of The Round Table includes a 'Commonwealth Bookshelf' - a listing of newly published books on the Commonwealth and its member countries. Many of these are later reviews as each issue also includes a substantial 'Book Reviews' section. The Bookshelf is compiled and the reviews coordinated by The Round Table's Assistant Editor, Terry Barringer.
The Round Table celebrated its centenary in 2010. To mark 100 years of publication of the journal, the editorial board organized a number of publications, conferences and other activities including the following books: James Mayall, ed., The Contemporary Commonwealth, 1965-2009: An Assessment and Alex May, ed., The Commonwealth and International Affairs: The Round Table Centennial Selection.