On 12 March, RCS Hong Kong Branch organized the first Commonwealth Day Service at St John’s Cathedral including Buddhist monks, a Muslim imam, a Hindu priest, a Zoroastrian Dustoorjie and a Chinese lady bagpiper who played Amazing Grace. Following the service, there was a reception in the HK Club attended by 60 guests with the […]
On 7 February, RCS, HK Branch, organized a Speaker Lunch at the Helena May. Victor Mallet, FT news editor and explorer, introduced his new book about the Ganges River, River of Life, River of Death.
‘Towards a Common Future’ renews our Commonwealth vision and commitment to building on the individual and collective strengths of all member countries to respond to global challenges, and deliver a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all of our citizens, particularly our young people. Commonwealth Day is 12 March 2018
On 27 January, RCS, HK Branch together with the HK Highlanders celebrated Burns Night at the Ladies Recreation Club. Around 120 guests, together with the Canadian Consul General, enjoyed an evening of haggis, whisky and traditional speeches. Please click HERE to see the photos of this evening.
Commonwealth Day Highlights: The 52 countries of the Commonwealth celebrate Commonwealth Day every year on the second Monday of March; Schools will take part in a global online debate as part of Commonwealth Class, an initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat and British Council; Commonwealth Day will be observed weeks before the Commonwealth Games, the second […]
Royal Commonwealth Society, Hong Kong Branch, deeply regrets the passing of Mrs Ophelia Cheung Macpherson on 25 November 2017. Ophelia was Chairman of RCS from 1992 to 1995 and gave the Society all her support and enthusiasm. Ophelia became an Administrative Officer in the HK Government in 1969 and was appointed first Executive Director of […]
Applications are now open for the 2018 ACU Summer School, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong on the theme of ‘Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities’. Students from ACU member universities (https://www.acu.ac.uk/membership/acu-members/) have access to bursaries and a discounted registration rate, and applications close on 14 January 2018. Taking place from 1-9 July 2018, […]
On 14 December, RCS, HK Branch held its annual Christmas Party at the Blue Room of the Helena May. With traditional fare such as mince pies and mulled wine, carols were sung by the choir of Caius College, Cambridge.
Dinner at Harilela Mansion at 7:30pm, open to RCS members in 2018 only. Register here (You may register for 2018 Membership here)
Royal Commonwealth Society, Hong Kong Branch, organized a charity concert on 9 November at the official residence of the Canadian Consul-General. Operatic bass, Dr Derek Anthony, performed a medley of songs and $40,000 was raised to fund a choral scholarship at the Academy for Performing arts to help train a local singer.