Autumn will see ROSL honour those who fought and lost their lives during the First World War as commemorations reach a climax, marking the centenary of Armistice on 11 November 1918. 

In 2010, our centenary year, Alex May, Research Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, contributed a wonderful biography of our founder, giving a unique insight into Sir Evelyn Wrench's life, aspirations and motivation, taking in his happy childhood in Co. Dublin, falling out with Gandhi, an tireless work to develop and promote ROSL.

Please be aware that in order to carry out essential maintenance works to the heating system at Over-Seas House ahead of winter, we must close the restaurant from Monday 22nd October for one week for lunch and dinner. For members staying overnight, it will still be open for breakfast. The Brabourne Room and Duke of York Bar will be open as usual.

During this time, the maintenance contractors will also require space in the courtyard, so parking spaces will not be available. The nearest car park is in Arlington Street. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

In the latest ROSL Recommends column, Events Coordinator and Marketing Executive Jessica Harris-Edwards reveals her love for the city of York. 

The Royal Over-Seas League has enjoyed royal patronage for over a century, with King George V agreeing to become patron in 1916, just a few years after the club's founding in 1910. This tradition has continued with each new monarch, but they haven't been the only members of the Royal Family to take an interest in our activities.

Celebrate Christmas at your home-away-from-home with our special festive packages. So let us worry about the turkey and the washing-up while you enjoy delicious dinners, winter walks and sparkling drinks receptions. 

As is the case for many members, ROSL has been a constant for all of Marilyn Archbold’s adult life. Having recently stepped down as the Chair of the West Sussex Branch, Overseas looks back at her career at the club, one that spans almost 60 years. 

Last night, the Princess Alexandra Hall played host to more than 120 new and prospective members as ROSL put its best foot forward to show all our organisation has to offer. 

October brings international art to London with an influx of Art Fairs and an eruption of creativity across the city. The charge of the fairs is led by Frieze and every city gallery is putting their best foot forward with impressive new exhibitions and events to lure in the visiting art world. We have listed the fairs that are only on for a short time this week so plan your visit and get inspired. 

After the hugely successful launch of our What's On page over the summer, Jessica Harris-Edwards has updated the page for October. There's something for everyone, whether it's history, art, or Halloween, so you won't be short of things to do when staying at the club this month. Take a look at some of the highlights.