Cumberland Lodge empowers people to tackle the causes and effects of social division.
Since 1947, we have been breaking down silo thinking and building networks with the power to make a difference. Our founder Amy Buller, the pioneering author of Darkness over Germany, envisioned a place where people would 'examine the fundamental assumptions' behind complex challenges facing society, and that remains at the heart of what we do. Find out more about our distinctive method and ethos here.
We convene multi-sector conferences, panel debates and retreats that engage people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives in candid conversations, on issues that affect us all.
By commissioning rigorous, interdisciplinary research to guide our conversations, and refining key themes of discussion into practical, policy-focused recommendations, we incubate fresh ideas that promote progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.
We approach social cohesion and social progress from five key angles:
- Culture & intercultural relations
- Equality of opportunity & economic justice
- Pluralism & respect for worldviews
- Trust & shared values
- Democracy & citizenship
In 2016, we made this short video to explain more about our work: