Melissa Crawshay-Williams explains what the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council does and believes in.
The purpose of the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council is to promote greater understanding among different countries and cultures in a safe, just and prosperous world.
We meet monthly during term-times with a speaker: normally an Ambassador, academic or politician. We have a talk of around 20 minutes followed by a discussion time. We offer refreshments before and after the talk. Our website carries forward dates and information of our events and reports on our speakers. Our membership is diverse with people of all ages.
The highlight of the year is no doubt the Annual Summer Diplomatic Party hosted by our Chairman, Sir Ronald Halstead at his home, when a high proportion of the diplomatic corps turn out; even when the weather is appalling as it was at the last one in July.