What We Do


Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity which works in five key areas:

Advancing ethical debate

We seek to develop thought leadership and influence policy on important societal and ethical issues through our cross-sector conferences and discussions, and provide learning opportunities on these issues for leaders and future leaders through our fellowship programme.

Supporting students and early career researchers

We support students by hosting study retreats, through educational mentoring schemes and conferences and offering scholarships and bursaries. Our Colloquia scheme helps early career researchers gain experience in running conferences.

Our programme of discussions

Cumberland Lodge  fosters creative, challenging debate on contemporary issues. Convened under the Chatham House Rule, participants explore social and ethical topics, hear from top thinkers, and engage with people from different professional and academic backgrounds. expert insight and viewpoints.

Cumberland Lodge also organises a number of lectures and seminars from notable and high-profile speakers who offer their expert insight and opinions.

Community engagement

We are pleased to open our doors to the local community and general public for a range of educational and cultural events. These include the popular Cumberland Conversations, featuring well-known visiting speakers, literary events run in partnership with the Windsor Festival, as well as Shakespearean retreats, lectures, art exhibitions and music recitals.

Hosting conferences and meetings

To support our charitable work, Cumberland Lodge welcomes organisations to use our superb facilities for their conferences, meetings, training, away days and other special events.