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Cumberland Lodge

Explore our wonderful residential opportunity

Two separate events for Undergraduate and MSc Students 

I would highly recommend this trip for next year!

MSc Student 2018




A great environment to meet people and talk about different kinds of things

Undergraduate student 2019

Fancy a weekend away from London life?

Join us at the former royal residence, Cumberland Lodge, for a weekend of exploring beautiful grounds, bonding with fellow students and strengthening your team skills! Our weekend getaway to Cumberland Lodge is always a popular event, with students enjoying the chance to socialise and relax in the beautiful grounds of Windsor Great Park. The event is also attended by academic staff and PhD students from the Department of Statistics. 

The retreat offers you the opportunity to stay in a unique residence, explore the stunning grounds of Cumberland Lodge and sightsee in the charming town of Windsor. 

Please note that each weekend away is for Department of Statistics students only.  One weekend is for Undergraduates and one is for MSc.  See below for more information. 

Please see the Cumberland Lodge brochure for more information.

MSc: Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October 2023

Please note that this years' Cumberland Lodge trip for MSc students is Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October 2023. 

Registration essential - links are circulated via email.

Undergraduate: Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November 2023

Please note that this years' Cumberland Lodge trip for BSc students is Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November 2023. 

Registration essential - links are circulated via email.

The weekend itinerary


The coach will arrive at Cumberland Lodge at 6pm. A much-needed home cooked dinner will be served shortly after you arrive. This will be followed by our various ice-breaker sessions. Past events have included the popular Marshmallow and Spaghetti Tower Challenge!

After this, take the opportunity to visit the bar area, which is a great place for socialising on your first evening at Cumberland Lodge.


On Saturday, wake up to a delicious English breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead. Throughout the day, you will have the chance to take part in an engaging group-work activity. This can offer the perfect addition to your CV!

The afternoon will include a seminar on a topical issue, usually from a member of our academic staff. This will provide a wonderful insight into the research of our academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to discuss this research in further detail at the end of the seminar.

And that’s not all, on Saturday evening, get ready to test your knowledge! We will be holding a “University Challenge” quiz for all to enjoy, covering a range of general topics. Who will the winning team be?


On Sunday, you will have the opportunity to visit the historic town of Windsor. The market town of Windsor has many picturesque features that our students love to visit, including Tudor houses and boutique shops. One of the most popular attractions is the spectacular Windsor Castle, which also houses St George’s Chapel and beautiful surrounding grounds. 

Alternatively, you are welcome to explore the spectacular grounds of Cumberland Lodge. The grounds are beautiful throughout the year, perfect for long walks and impressive photographs! And if you are lucky, you may see the deer and horses which graze in Windsor Great  Park!

Following this, the coach will leave at around 2pm to travel back to London. 


How much will the residential cost?

Cumberload Lodge is £50 per person. This rate is a special discount rate for LSE Statistics students.

Is transport available? 

The Department will provide complimentary transport to and from Cumberland Lodge. 

You are also welcome to make your own way to Cumberland Lodge, via train or car. Parking is available and the nearest train station is Windsor. Please note that the Department will not reimburse travel expenses if you choose to make your own way.