Leading the conversation

The Cumberland Lodge Blog is a space for our Fellows and others to write about their experiences and key learnings from our events and beyond. The views expressed here are not the views of Cumberland Lodge, but of the individuals who write for the blog.


A Conversation with Leroy Logan MBE: Changing British policing ‘from the inside’

22 February 2021

A blog post by Cumberland Lodge Fellow, Jessica Adams, on our Cumberland Conversation with Leroy Logan MBE, in February 2021[…]


Towards Justice: Responding to Past Harms – Participant reflections

8 February 2021

A blog post by Cumberland Lodge Fellows, Kristin O’Donnell, reflecting on our January 2021 webinar, Towards Justice: Responding to Past Harms[…]


Explorations of decolonisation: Keeping up the Christmas spirit, in Cumberland Lodge style

20 January 2021

A blog post by Cumberland Lodge Fellow, Linamaria Pintor Escobar, on our 2020 Commonwealth & International Student Christmas Conference[…]


The UK’s changing faith and belief landscape: Exploring religious diversity

11 January 2021

A blog post on the opening session of our virtual conference on Faith & Belief 2040, in November 2020[…]


Reflections on the 2020 Cumberland Lodge Annual Debate: Arts and the Union

14 December 2020

On 5 November 2020, Cumberland Lodge hosted its Annual Debate in collaboration with Goodenough College, London, discussing the cultural bonds between the United Kingdom’s four nations and the role the[…]

Faith & Belief 2040

Finding sources of moral courage in a rapidly changing world

11 December 2020

A blog post on our virtual Faith & Belief 2040 conference session on ‘Moral Courage’, held on 19 November 2020[…]


Time travelling with purpose: Social cohesion and its future

7 December 2020

A blog on the virtual Faith & Belief 2040 conference, written by Cumberland Lodge Fellow Anna Kumacheva[…]


Reflections on the UK’s changing faith and belief landscape and impacts on identity

26 November 2020

A blog post from Cumberland Lodge Fellow Dareen Assaf exploring the ‘Impacts on Identity’ session from the recent ‘Faith & Belief 2040’ virtual conference.[…]


A Trojan horse? Social mobility in the UK

12 November 2020

Is education the answer to social mobility? This was the premise of the webinar hosted by Cumberland Lodge on Wednesday 4 November 2020, which tackled several different questions relating to[…]


The politics of language

13 October 2020

In this Dialogue & Debate webinar entitled ‘Mind your Language!’, Cumberland Lodge explored the complex politics behind language and terminology. The discussion tackled questions about the control and regulation of[…]


Regional resilience

12 October 2020

On the afternoon of Friday 18 September, Cumberland Lodge Chief Executive, Dr Ed Newell welcomed Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester) and Dr Joanie Willett (Senior Lecturer in Politics and Co-Director of the Institute[…]


Revisiting youth and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic

28 September 2020

A blog post on our Dialogue & Debate webinar on ‘Youth & Loneliness’, held on 12 August 2020[…]


Exploring the UK’s digital divide

22 September 2020

A blog post on the COVID-19 & the Digital Divide webinar from the author of the ‘Digital Inclusion: Bridging Divides’ report.[…]


Black Lives Matter: Facing the future (blog post)

3 September 2020

A blog on the ‘Facing the Future’ webinar for the Dialogue & Debate: Black Lives Matter mini-series.[…]


COVID-19 & digital exclusions

27 August 2020

A blog post by Cumberland Lodge Fellow, Sarah Clowry, on our 5 August 2020 webinar on ‘COVID-19 & the Digital Divide'[…]