2019 Artist Scholars Chosen

ROSL is excited to announce the artists chosen to attend this year's ROSL International Residency are Cole Ndelu from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dimple Shah from Bangalore, India. These two artists will soon arrive in the UK and spend the months of September and October at The Art House in Wakefield, developing their creative practices and networking across the UK with the support of ROSL. 

A Taste of Indian Summer

Members gathered in the garden on Friday evening for our penultimate Indian Independence themed event – the summer wine tasting.

Abhaey Singh’s India Lecture Series

Continuing ROSL's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, members can enjoy a two-part lecture series from Abhaey Singh, founder of the Indian Debating Union. 

D-G's Diary: Visit to India

I was invited to attend and participate in the Eastern Himalayan Forum in Guwahati on 1 and 2 November. Approximately 150 delegates from 25 countries took part in the forum to share their knowledge and expertise in landscape scale conservation, both of natural and cultural capital. 

Demystifying India

The final event in our series celebrating the UK-India Year of Culture and 70 years of Indian independence, takes place on Thursday 3 August, with a talk from Abhaey Singh, aimed at demystifying India.

East Meets West: Indian Summer Ball

On a scorching Saturday, with weather more akin to Mumbai than Mayfair, the London clubhouse played host to the annual Summer Ball, this time themed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. 

From the Archives: My Most Thrilling Adventure

In the August 1937 edition of Overseas, member Freda Dalley gives her account of a breakdown in the middle of the dense Indian jungle. 

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all our Hindu, Sikh and Jain members. The festival that symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge; and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness. Find out how you can join in the celebration of this year's Festival of Lights as Diwali turns our grey November London into something altogether more colourful. 

My Delhi

Sisters and ROSL members - Poonam and Rohina Jaiswal tell us about their Delhi.

Q&A: Sunita Kohli

The celebrated interior designer talks to Eleanor Rucker Thompson about growing up in the time of partition, her approach to restoration work and why she considers it her responsibility to support less privileged women.

Today in History: 1947: Indian Independence

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the independence of India, which saw the British Raj partitioned into the majority-Hindu India and the majority-Muslim Pakistan on 15 August 1947, just two years after the conclusion of the Second World War.

Today in History: 1953: The Top of the World

It was today 65 years ago that man finally reached the top of the world, with New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay reaching the summit of Mount Everest.