October 2018: RCS Cyprus participated in the biennial International Meeting of the Royal Commonwealth Society Branches, which took place in London from 14 to 18 October 2018. The delegation of the RCS Cyprus Branch consisted of its Director, Ms. Anna Karafoulidou, and its Chairman, Prof. Achilles Emilianides, as well as Board Members, Dr. Emilios Solomou, Mrs. Hera Ioannou and Mr. Costas Katsaros.

The official programme of the International Meeting included discussions and exchanges on various Commonwealth-related topics, such as the role and impact of RCS Branches in the Commonwealth as well as at regional level, the integration of youth in Branches’ activities, active involvement of civil society etc. The delegates’ programme also included a visit to the RCS Library Collections at the University of Cambridge and a reception at Lancaster House hosted by the British government on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Commonwealth Society in the presence of the Duchess of Cornwall, first Vice-Patron of the RCS.

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