The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs

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The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs is a policy matters journal established in 1910 relating to the Commonwealth of Nations.


The journal was established in 1910 as the journal of the Round Table movement, established the previous year to promote closer union between the United Kingdom and its self-governing colonies. It was initially subtitled, A Quarterly Review of the Politics of the British Empire. Its writers promoted Imperial Federation, a proposal to create a federated union in place of the existing British Empire.

It was founded by Lord Milner, former High Commissioner of South Africa, and three others, who were associated with Milner through their work in the South African Civil Service:

All were members of "Milner's Kindergarten", an informal reference to a group of young civil servants under Milner.

Post-World War II, its subtitle was altered to A Quarterly Review of British Commonwealth Affairs to reflect the changing nature of the Commonwealth. It became less a journal espousing a particular view, and more a forum to exchange opinions.[1]

The journal ceased in 1982, but was revived in 1983 with its current title [1]

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  1. ^ a b "History - The Round Table".

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