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In 1947 the King made Cumberland Lodge available to an educational foundation.  In addition to its own programme of work, it plays host to universities and professional groups of all kinds.

About Us

In 1947 the King made Cumberland Lodge available to an educational foundation. In addition to its own programme of work, it plays host to universities and professional groups of all kinds.

Cumberland Lodge is used throughout the year for discussions of social matters, ethics and international issues.

The Cumberland Lodge Programme

Cumberland Lodge is used throughout the year for discussions of social matters, ethics and international issues.

Visitors enjoy a 17th century house which combines charming English hospitality with 21st century facilities

The Cumberland Lodge Experience

Visitors enjoy a 17th century house which combines charming English hospitality with 21st century facilities

Since 1947 Cumberland Lodge has been an academic retreat dedicated to inspiring young people to live up to their responsibilities in society.

University Visitors

Since 1947 Cumberland Lodge has been an academic retreat dedicated to inspiring young people to live up to their responsibilities in society.

Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity in the heart of the Great Park, Windsor

Its Patron is The Queen, who renewed the Royal Warrant, originally signed by King George VI, granting the use of this beautiful seventeenth-century house for discussions aimed at the betterment of society.

Thoughts from the Lodge

Sir Malcolm Grant
Transcript from Annual Lecture 2014
Hear from Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBE
 
Annual Report cover 2014
Annual Report 2012-13
Introducing Cumberland Lodge's latest annual report.
 
Grimm Tales
Telling Grimm Tales
Owen Gower, Director of the Cumberland Lodge Programme asks "can stories of abuse build healthy societies?"
 
social health
How to address the social determinants of health
Owen Gower, Director of the Cumberland Lodge Programme, asks why it is hard to address the socio-economic causes of poor health
 
climate change
Influencing Policy on Climate Change
Dr Jen Roberts from the University of Strathclyde reports on the one day Influencing Policy on Climate Change workshop.
 
Suzi Leather
Social Conscience and the Language of Need
A report on the 9th Cumberland Lodge Annual lecture, given by Dame Suzi Leather
 
traditional family
What is a traditional family and do we need it?
Family structures may have changed, but have family values?
 
death wishes
Death Wishes
Fulfilling the wishes of the dying is hard, writes Owen Gower.
 
HRH Princess Royal
Princess and People
By Alastair Niven, Principal, Cumberland Lodge
 
students talking
The importance of critical thinking for young people
By Natalie Banner, King's College London
 
BBC Blog Image
The BBC and the Jubilee
What Will Auntie Learn?
 
Capitalism is crisis
Living in Squeezed Britain
Attitudes to Wealth and Economic Inequality in the New Age of Austerity
 
Police marching
The New Order in Policing
Implications for Leadership and Society
 
Magna Carta
How will Runnymede mark the Octocentennial of Magna Carta?
Making democratic celebrations democratic, by Alastair Niven
 
Tower of Babel
Language that is good enough
A smattering is a beginning... by Marina Warner
 
Jaipur palace
Celebrity, Envy and Risk
Thoughts from the Jaipur Literature Festival
 
Hand holding microphone
Racist slurs in public places
Is what we say in public a fair guide to our gut beliefs?
 
cave painting
Economics and Human Nature
Do economists have a decent theory of human nature? Adam Smith thought that the ability to communicate our basic needs sets us apart. Was he right?
 
Public Trust
Social Science and Public Trust
Response to: ‘How Can Social Scientists and Government Work Together to Strengthen Public Trust in Scientific Evidence?’ run by the British Academy
 
St Paul's Protest
Learning from St Paul's
In terms of public relations the St Paul's protest has been a disaster for the Church of England. Was that fair?
 
Academic Research
Academic Research versus Policy Research?
The difference between academic research and policy research - debunking the myths...
 
"Decade after 9/11" in rehearsal
The Decade after 9/11
An evaluation of a theatrical response to the 10th anniversary of 9/11
 
lost in translation
Lost in Translation: Marketing PhD Skills
The tension between the ideals and aspirations of the PhD student participants and the needs of possible future, non-academic employers
 
summer holiday
A Summer Holiday for the Big Society?
The fact is that all over the United Kingdom this summer there was manifest evidence of the Big Society in fine fettle...
 
Part time PhD
The Part-Time PhD Process
The truth about self-funding your PhD by working and studying part-time
 
art and human values
Art and Human Values
All art, especially commissioned public art, says something about the self-worth of the society in which it is produced...
 
humanities under threat
The Humanities Under Threat?
Are the humanities threatened by the impoverished public discourse about their value?
 
Gender and Geography
Gender and Geography
Posted 19th July 2011
 
Memorialising War
Memorialising War
Posted 11th July 2011
 
Human Rights and the Media
Human Rights and the Media
Posted 6th June 2011
 
Needlework and the Community
Needlework and the Community
Posted 23rd May 2011
 
The Big Society and Government
The Big Society and Government
Posted 14th May 2011
 
The ‘Wall In The Head’
The ‘Wall In The Head’
Posted 10th May 2011
 
The People are the Police?
The People are the Police?
Posted 21st April 2011
 
Retiring Unhurt?
Retiring Unhurt?
Posted: Friday 8th April
 
Universities and the Founding of Cumberland Lodge
 
The Importance of Local Media
The Importance of Local Media
Posted 21st March 2011
 
University architecture and aspirations
 
Localism and the meaning of democracy
 
Is British society guilty of intellectual snobbery?
Is British society guilty of intellectual snobbery?
Posted: Friday 11th February 2011
 
Poets and Praise
Poets and Praise
Posted 9th February 2011
 
Against Cultural Capital
Against Cultural Capital
Posted: Friday 21st January 2011
 
The News as Entertainment
The News as Entertainment
Posted: Friday 14th January 2011
 
More Than Books
More Than Books
Posted: Tuesday 21st December 2010
 
What is healthy ageing?
What is healthy ageing?
Posted: Friday 10th December 2010
 
How many people should go to University?
How many people should go to University?
Posted: Friday 3rd December 2010
 
Achebe on Political Decline
Achebe on Political Decline
Posted: Friday 26th November 2010
 
Churchill and Higher Education
Churchill and Higher Education
Posted: Friday 19th November 2010
 
Cameron in China
Cameron in China
Posted: Friday 12th November 2010
 
Arts Funding: Do or Die?
Arts Funding: Do or Die?
Posted: Friday 12th November 2010
 
Third Sector Research and the Big Society
Third Sector Research and the Big Society
Posted on the 13th May 2011
 
What's wrong with Ideology?
What's wrong with Ideology?
Posted: Friday 6th November 2010
 

Upcoming Programme

PhD Conference 2014 - Life after the PhD
PhD Conference 2014 - Life after the PhD
Helping PhD researchers achieve their career aspirations
26 Aug
 
Food security
Ethics of Food Security in a Changing Society
- Learning from the past to shape the future
24 Sep
 

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