A network reaching beyond borders

We are HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences: based in the UK and working with alumni and their organisations all over the world, we aim to bring together the Commonwealth’s emerging leaders in a network that spans 54 countries and sectors ranging from informal community organisations through trade unions and academia to the private and public sectors.
Global Leadership Series 2021

Global Leadership Series 2021

Online event to launch the Global Leadership Series in the UK on 8 September 2021.

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CSCLeaders 2018

CSCLeaders 2018

CSC alumni and invited guests joined HRH The Princess Royal and bp CEO Mr Bernard Looney to discuss leadership...

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About us

We’re here to connect emerging Commonwealth leaders from across the globe

It’s a meeting of minds designed to discuss current issues, learn from each other and find potential solutions together.

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Sustainability and social responsibility are at the forefront of everything we do

Our diversity and shared values are the key to enabling us to work together to seek new solutions of greater impact on wicked problems.

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Founded in 1956, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh brought together innovative thinkers to study and debate the 'Human Problems of Industrial Communities'

Our History

The Duke of Edinburgh initially led a group of 287 specialists from government, business, trade unions, academia, and NGOs from Commonwealth countries who met for nine days. This was the beginning of a valuable annual tradition, which grew to accommodate almost 600 people at every conference and travelled to countries across the Commonwealth.

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Each with a unique specialism, our trustees oversee the network and work to encourage new and exciting talent to join.

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Sir Alan Parker CVO

Chairman of Brunswick Group LLP, an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate...

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Mr Peter Flavel

Peter was appointed Vice Chair in 2016. Having grown up in Australia and with...

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Ms Ladi Dariya

Born in North Central Nigeria.  Independent Fundraising Consultant, Partnerships Broker...

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Sir Eric Thomas

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, the Government’s UK...

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