Our mission

We can’t change what we don’t understand. That’s why, in a world of extreme inequality and political polarisation, we believe it’s not our differences that divide us, but our inability to recognise, discuss, debate and respect those differences.

Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity and social enterprise that exists to empower young people to lead the conversation around social division. Providing them with the skills, perspective and confidence to question, challenge and understand some of the most complex social issues of our time.

Set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, this is a space for challenging conversations. An open door to new perspectives. Where great minds don’t always think alike. A place where a multi-generational, intercultural, cross-sector programme of conferences, talks and events means that people from all walks of life, can come together to be seen, heard and understood. A space for common ground. Where open dialogue can close divides. And the leaders and change makers of the future can learn how to agree to disagree, better – creating a more peaceful, open and inclusive society, one conversation at a time.

Cumberland Lodge has been home to our educational charity since 1947. Since then, generations of young people have benefitted from the transformative experience of being at Cumberland Lodge. Find out more about our history.