Cumberland Lodge Scholars, 2016 - 2019

Cumberland Lodge has two scholarship programmes, the Amy Buller PhD Scholarship and our Cumberland Lodge Scholarships for doctoral students.

Amy Buller PhD Scholarship 

This three-year scholarship designed to give an outstanding researcher the opportunity to study for a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, and to be involved in our work with students by helping to host weekend study retreats. The first Amy Buller Scholar joined us in 2014, and our current Scholar, Amber Pierce, took up the post in September 2017. Find out more about our Amy Buller Scholarship here.

Cumberland Lodge Scholarships

These two-year scholarships are open to doctoral students from any university in the UK. We recruit up to seven scholars per academic year and the successful applicants are mentored by our staff and given the chance to get involved in our inter-disciplinary programme of conferences, lectures, seminars and retreats over two years. Find out more about our Cumberland Lodge Scholarships and how to apply, here.

Since 2017 we have selected one of our annual intake of scholars through the Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara) scheme, which supports academics at risk of persecution, discrimination or violence to work in safety in the UK until they can return to their home countries. Find out more about this collaboration here.

Meet our scholars

In December 2016 some of our scholars, past and present, produced a series of short home videos about their experiences of working with Cumberland Lodge:


In any one year we have two cohorts of Cumberland Lodge Scholars. The current scholars are:

2017 - 2019

Saeed Akkad, University of Kent

Mahmood Ali, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Amanda McBride, Northumbria University

Celestin Okoroji, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Jack Parsons, University of Oxford

Tamanda Walker, University of Leeds

2018 - 2020

Nour Al Kafri, University of Portsmouth

Alexander Blower, University of Wolverhampton

Sarah Clowry, Durham University

Matt Dickinson, University of Oxford

Patricia O'Lynn, Queen's University Belfast

Inna Thalmann, University of Oxford

Angelika Love, University of Oxford