Prince Philip, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

At the end of the first Commonwealth Study Conference in 1956, the members made it clear that they would appreciate the ability to keep in touch with each other and the first edition of a little booklet 'Who's Where' was produced. This has been regularly up-dated and enlarged to include the members of each subsequent conference.

The printed 'Who's Where' served its purpose admirably, but the advent of the Internet has provided a new means of keeping members in instant touch with each other. This conference alumni website is the new 'Who's Where', but it has also created a forum for direct discussion between individuals. I hope it will enhance what has become known as 'the conference experience' by encouraging the continuation of the lively debates, which have been such a feature of all the previous eight conferences.