Cumberland Lodge was founded in 1947, to help avoid a repeat of what had happened in the decade leading into the Second World War and its aftermath. The way we deliver our programme has evolved to meet the changing needs of the 21st century, while progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies has always been central to our vision.

For almost 75 years we have been empowering people, through dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division. We have a unique way of empowering people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives, in candid conversations on pressing issues that affect us all. This is how we challenge ‘silo thinking’ and build interdisciplinary, cross-sector networks with the power to bring about positive change in the world. We support young people, in particular, by nurturing their potential to become our future thought leaders and change makers.

These case-studies demonstrate some of the impact Cumberland Lodge has, on the lives of individuals, the work of organisations, and on social progress around the world.