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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.

Led by Rowan Williams, Salley Vickers, Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells

The Winter's Tale - A four day residential reading retreat

Led by Rowan Williams, Salley Vickers, Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells

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 has been an educational charity since 1947

Thoughts from the Lodge

Front cover
Professor Dame Sally Davies on Antimicrobial Resistance
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, discusses the threat of antimicrobial resistance
 
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?
 

Upcoming Programme

Cumberland Lodge Christmas
Commonwealth and International Student Christmas 2014
A long-standing Cumberland Lodge tradition
19 Dec
 
The Winter's Tale
The Winters Tale
A four-day residential reading retreat at Cumberland Lodge
2 Jan
 

Book the Lodge

Make an enquiry direct to our booking manager Matthew Hancock.

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