Cumberland Lodge was founded in 1947, in the aftermath of the Second World War, to make a valuable difference in the world. The way we deliver our programme has evolved to meet the changing needs of the 21st century, but progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies remains at the heart of our work and vision.

For over 70 years we have been empowering people, through dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division. We engage people of all ages, background and perspectives, from all over the world, in candid conversations on pressing ethical and societal issues that affect us all. In this way, we challenge ‘silo thinking’ and build interdisciplinary, cross-sector networks with the power to bring about positive change.

The case-studies below help to demonstrate the impact Cumberland Lodge has, on the lives of individuals, the work of organisations, and on social progress around the world.

You can download our most recent Impact Reports below, to find out more, including our most review of 2018-19.