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Cumberland Lodge Workshop


International Development students have the opportunity to attend a workshop at Cumberland Lodge. There are two workshops: one dedicated to MSc Development Management; and the other to MSc Development Studies and MSc IDHE.

About Cumberland Lodge

The St Catherine's Foundation, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, was set up in order to provide a relaxed and quiet atmosphere where students and teachers could meet in order to discuss matters of interest to them. It is hoped that students who attend will gain ideas and inspiration from listening to seminars given by invited speakers and from the debate that follows.

Cumberland Lodge is a spacious 17th century house set in superb grounds. Student accommodation is in twin-bedded rooms. There are facilities there for outdoor and indoor sports and rooms for parties/discos, etc. There will be seminars given by guest speakers during the workshops, but there is also time to relax and enjoy the house and grounds. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. You will receive email notification when booking opens. The full cost for 2014-15 is £99, which includes food but not bar bills.

NB: Cumberland Lodge is an historic and very beautiful house, and the cost of upkeep is extremely onerous. Consequently, there is a strict policy of no smoking or food/drink consumption in any of the bedrooms. Fines of £100 will apply to any academics or students if a bedroom has been soiled in any way.


Development Studies, IDHE, and African Development Retreat, 12-14 January 2015.
Climate Change, Population, Disasters, and Grounds for Hope. (Full programme.)

Development Management Student Workshop, 31 October - 2 November 2014.
(Full programme.)

Cumberland Lodge Development Management Workshop, 2015

Sometimes we focus so much on our lectures and reading lists that we forget to make time to get to know the other students in our programme... The trip was a great way to make new friends and spend more time with our classmates.

Read the testamonial from students about the 2015 Cumberland Lodge experience.


Development Studies and IDHE Student Workshop, 13-15 January 2014.
Climate Change, Resource Scarcity and Disasters. (Full programme.)

Development Management Student Workshop, 1-3 November 2013.
Crisis and Sustainability in Development. (Full programme.)