Delegates at a Cumberland Lodge roundtable conference

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.

We are renowned for convening cross-sector conferences, seminars and panel debates 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 serve as an incubator of fresh ideas that promote progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

In 2016, we made this short video to explain more about our work:

Future leaders and change-makers

We actively involve young voices in all aspects of our work. We provide a wide range of opportunities for school children and students to nurture their potential as future leaders and change-makers, including scholarships for PhD students and programmes for international students from all over the world.

Community outreach

We also offer a range of cultural and educational events for our neighbours and the wider community, including guided tours, literary events, reflective retreats, garden parties, exhibitions and public lectures.

Find out about all our forthcoming public events here.

Delegate at a Cumberland Lodge seminar

Social impact

Our 70th Anniversary Impact Report 2017-18 and our Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 August 2017 can be downloaded from this webpage.

Our Impact Report 2018-19 will also be published in Spring 2019.


Cumberland Lodge is a registered charity, based in a 17th-century, former royal residence in the heart of Windsor Great Park. Our charitable mission is supported by the hundreds of individuals and organisations who book our stunning facilities for conferences, meetings, awaydays, training courses and special events, and by the generosity of our donors and partner organisations.