On 25 April 2024, the School of Advanced Study hosted a relaunch event and reception for the Institute of Commonwealth Studies on its 75th Anniversary, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal Chancellor of the University of London

The Institute’s forward-looking vision, including its focus on strengthening the rule of law, combatting climate change and promoting freedom of expression and digital rights, was shared by the Director, Professor Kingsley Abbott.


Listen below to the speeches from the relaunch, also available on our Spotify channel:

Professor Kingsley Abbott, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal

Dr Farah Faizal, Former High Commissioner of the Maldives to the UK


Interview with Professor Jo Fox (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of London)

Interview with Dr Farah Faizal (Former High Commissioner of the Maldives)


Interview with Dr Daniel Aguirre (ICwS Associate Research Fellow)

Interview with Maud Sarliève (ICwS Associate Research Fellow)

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