Date: 1st-3rd November 2013
Venue: Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park
Cost: £100 per person
Each year the Department of International History organises a weekend event at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. The aim is to allow students and staff to explore a broad historical theme in a relaxed, relatively informal atmosphere. This year’s subject is ‘Historical Revisions’ .
There will be five seminar style sessions, during which members of staff will offer talks and answer questions on a variety of cases of historical revisionism. Cumberland Lodge will thus provide a truly regal setting for an in-depth analysis of key historical actors and events.
In addition to our seminar style sessions, there is plenty of free time for further historical debate on long walks in the park or in the Lodge’s fine drawing rooms. There will also be time to meet your fellow students and staff members at meals and in the bar.
The weekend provides students with the opportunity to explore the Great Park and attend a service at the Royal Chapel at Windsor on Sunday morning.
The cost of the weekend is £100 per person. This includes coach transport to and from Cumberland Lodge, room and board.
Students who wish to attend should register on London School of Economics Online Store from Wednesday 9 October.
Past themes have varied in content from alliances to civil war to the movement of ideas between nations. The programmes for some of the past events are provided below (in .pdf format):
"The Cumberland Lodge weekend is a balanced mix of academic discussion and getting to know professors and your classmates in casually elegant setting . Definitely go for a walk in the Royal Park."
"I think Cumberland Lodge was fantastic. I had a wonderful time both socially and academically. The lectures were very good."
"Cumberland Lodge was the perfect mix between academics, socializing, and relaxation. I would unquestionably recommend the Lodge to my fellow students."
"Cumberland Lodge, with its truly inimitable blend of historical talks, drinks in the bar, strolls in Windsor park, comfy arm-chairs and coloured wall-paper, is a wonderful institution, a unique mixture of intellectual and social amenities that every student of history can only relish."
"The lodge was nice, clean and very historic. The tours was fantastic and going to 'chapel' on Sunday was a great experience that others unfortunately missed out on who did not go. I would have liked to have more time at the castle on Saturday afternoon, but the walk there was part of the fun."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the Cumberland Lodge weekend. It was a great occasion to escape from London and to spend the time in a (mostly) useful way... the different papers were definitely worth attending."