The first Round Table was formed in Norwich, England in 1927. The founder, Louis Marchesi, was a young member of Norwich Rotary Club who felt a need existed for a club where the young business men of the town could gather on a regular basis. In speech in front of Rotarian he stated:
- There are things we must do,
- there are things we can do
- and there are things we should do.
And he pointed out the problem of change, which can only be achieved with young people.
He realised, that this kind of change needs a new form of organisation – “Round Table”
After their meeting they could exchange ideas, learn from the experiences of their colleagues and play a collective part in the civic life of Norwich. From a very early stage it was agreed that Round Table would be a non-religious, non-political club and this has continued to this day.