Our Dialogue & Debate series launched in January 2020, to bring our work and ethos to new audiences online, alongside our regular programme of conferences, panel discussions and interdisciplinary retreats.
These interactive discussions, involving public figures and experts from a variety of fields, bring the 'Cumberland Lodge model' to a public audience, on desktop or mobile, watching live or on-demand via our website and social media channels.
'Dialogue & Debate' responds to key themes emerging from our conferences and other activities, as well as pressing issues arising in society. Each webinar is hosted by a Cumberland Lodge representative, including our Chief Executive, Dr Edmund Newell, our trustees and Cumberland Lodge Fellows.
As with all aspects of our work, we strive to involve younger voices and offer intergenerational perspectives on all the issues we address.
In 2019-20, we shared 16 webinars exploring a range of topics. All of our past webinars are available to watch or listen to on-demand on our Read, Watch, Listen page.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our presenters and guest contributors taking part via video-conferencing software. We usually live-stream monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month, at 11am.
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You can sign up to hear about upcoming webinars in this series by joining our mailing list for alerts here.
Past webinars can be watched or listened to via the 'Dialogue & Debate' link on our 'Read, Watch, Listen' webpages.
To help inspire people to think and talk about the issues we address, we encourage audience interaction, via polls on social media and live questions to our panellists.
Questions can be submitted via our social media channels, either publicly or anonymously.
We tweet about the series at #DialogueDebate
For those who prefer to listen to our 'Dialogue & Debate' conversations, we have launched a dedicated podcast channel on SoundCloud, here.
Recent contributors to this series include:
- Imran Ahmed (Centre for Countering Digital Hate)
- Councillor Matthew Brown (Preston City Council)
- Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester)
- Joey D'Urso (Buzzfeed UK)
- Lord (Stephen) Green (House of Lords)
- Dr Tristram Hunt (Victoria & Albert Museum)
- Amro Hussain (UK Parliament)
- Ken Loach (film director)
- Leroy Logan MBE (former Chair of the Black Police Association)
- Rev Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallet (Archdeacon of Croydon)
- Luke Rittner CBE (Royal Academy of Dance)
- Meera Selva (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford)
- Deeba Syed (Rights of Women)
- Professor Linda Yueh (St Edmund Hall, Oxford)
- Sir Steven Wall (Formerly the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU)
- Dr Rowan Williams (Magdalene College, Cambridge; former Archbishop of Canterbury)
- Olivia Wyatt (Young Historians Project)
If you would like to put yourself forward as a future contributor, or recommend a webinar topic or guest panellist, we would be very happy to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org