Applications are currently open for a small group of early career researchers or PhD students from UK universities to organise a two-day, residential conference at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, in autumn 2018.

The opportunity is offered through our Cumberland Colloquia scheme, which is now in its sixth year, and provides guidance and mentoring to the successful colloquium committee.

Over the years we have supported colloquia on diverse topics, ranging from challenges posed by advances in biotechnology, to the corporate responsibility to protect human rights, whether the car has an ethical and sustainable future, and how discourses of religious otherness can be challenged to build a more inclusive society.  

This year we are particularly welcoming applications that relate to the themes of identities and belonging. We also encourage interdisciplinary applications, wherever possible.

The colloquia take place in our Mews Conference Centre, which is equipped with all the necessary modern conferencing facilities.

'New conversations'

The experience of developing and running a Cumberland Lodge Colloquium is held in high regard by former participants.  

The chair of our committee for the September 2016 colloquium on ‘Population Ethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Birth and Death’, said afterwards: 'The involvement and support of Cumberland Lodge has greatly helped me in starting new conversations across disciplinary boundaries and to attract interesting people to this event. This has built up my list of contacts with people in different fields, greatly improving my ability to collaborate on innovative research.

'The prestige of this event has also been wonderful to have on my CV.'

Find out more

Information about the Cumberland Colloquia scheme and how to apply for 2018 can be found here.