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commonwealth network Postscript From the Commonwealth with love On 14 November, Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society, was presented with a digital collection of the best contributions from the Jubilee Time Capsule Visiting the Royal Commonwealth Society the project is an online archive of the past The panel was made up of the following on Northumberland Avenue, Her Majesty at- 60 years of Commonwealth history. People judges: the Honourable Lady Jane Robert tended a special reception where she spoke from across the 54 member countries were (Royal Librarian at the Royal Collection, to individual participants and supporters of invited to select a memorable day from the Windsor), Dr Michael Pritchard (Director- the Jubilee Time Capsule before being pre- Queen’s reign and send in photos, drawings, General of the Royal Photographic Soci- sented with the top 60 entries on a digital videos, essays and poems to explain why that ety), Mr Benedict Brogan (Deputy Editor tablet – a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. day was important to them. at The Daily Telegraph), Ms Chimaman- The top 60 entries, or the ‘Diamond (re) The response was overwhelming, with da Ngozi Adichie (author and the 2005 Collection’, were chosen by a panel of dis- over 37,000 people adding their memories Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner), tinguished judges from the 80,000 pieces to the capsule. From reminiscences of Ac- Mr Dean Finch (Group Chief Executive of content – equalling nearly 150GB – that cession Day to accounts of the first day of of National Express Group PLC) and Mr had been submitted to this innovative dig- school, and from natural disasters to wed- Shehan Karunatilaka (author and winner ital Diamond Jubilee project. dings, the capsule is a true cornucopia of of the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize). Launched on Commonwealth Day 2011, Commonwealth history. Sealed on 30 September, the judges had Junior Commonwealth Essay Competition winner John Samson from Malawi presents the Jubilee Time Capsule to the Queen Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, introduces the Queen to pupils at Willetton Senior High School in Perth, The Queen arrives at the Royal Commonwealth Society, of which she is Patron Australia, who joined the event via Skype 90 lwww.global-briefing.org first quarter 2013global


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