Friends of Cumberland Lodge enjoying afternoon tea with PhD scholars in the Drawing Room at Cumberland Lodge, December 2016

The Friends of Cumberland Lodge is a thriving community of people who value their connections to Cumberland Lodge and want to be more closely involved in our work.

The scheme was established in 2014 and has proved to be very popular. Our Friends help us to provide ongoing student scholarships and bursaries, and support our full range of charitable projects and events.

'A stronger commitment'

Dr Adelina Gavrila was one our first Cumberland Lodge Scholars (2014-16 intake) and she has since completed her PhD at the University of Leicester.

Speaking about her association with Cumberland Lodge, she said: 'Whilst studying for my PhD I was lucky enough to become a Cumberland Lodge Scholar.  This scholarship has enabled me to develop my skills outside my field of research. Being a molecular biologist, I don't often have the opportunity to attend interdisciplinary conferences that widen my understanding of issues concerning society. I also gained valuable skills in communication and public speaking which has impacted overall on my study and future development.  Ultimately, I believe that one of the greatest achievements of being a scholar is that, it has made me a more rounded individual, with a stronger commitment to making an impact on society.'

Cumberland Lodge Scholars

Membership benefits and subscriptions

As well as supporting our charitable work, membership offers access to a range of benefits outlined with annual subscription rates below.

Student membership

£10 per year (proof of student status is required)

  • Quarterly digital newsletter, with news and insight into our activities and events
  • Invitations to Cumberland Conversations and our other public events
  • Invitations to private tours of Cumberland Lodge
  • Cumberland Lodge lapel badge

Standard membership

Individual - minimum £3 per month / £35 per year

Joint (two people living at the same address) - minimum £50 per year

Institutional (e.g. university department - requires a named contact who can nominate a colleague to attend events) - minimum £50 per year 

  • Printed quarterly newsletter, with news and insight into our activities and events
  • Invitations to Cumberland Conversations and our other public events
  • Invitations to private tours of Cumberland Lodge
  • Annual day trip to a prestigious venue associated with Cumberland Lodge
  • Cumberland Lodge lapel badge

International membership

Individual - minimum £3 per month / £35 per year (paid online in your local currency, via JustGiving donations)

Joint (same address) - minimum £50 per year (paid online in your local currency, via JustGiving donations)

  • Quarterly digital newsletter, with news and insight into our activities and events
  • Invitations to Cumberland Conversations and our other public events
  • Invitations to private tours of Cumberland Lodge
  • Cumberland Lodge lapel badge

Please note that payment of an International Friends subscription by an alternative form of payment may incur an additional charge.

How to join

To join the Friends of Cumberland Lodge today, please contact Emma Albery (Friends, Alumni and Outreach Officer) on 01784 497790 or at ealbery@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk.

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