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Art Tour of Cumberland Lodge
Fri 24 March 2017, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Art Tour of Cumberland Lodge
24th March at 3pm
Tickets £7.50 per person and include refreshments
Join us as we take a tour of Cumberland Lodge and discover the art works that have adorned the walls through its changing histories.
Discover works on loan from The Royal Collection and The National Portrait Gallery and venture to the 'Crimea Corridor' to see prints gifted by Queen Mary as well as other works around the Lodge gifted by generous donors.
The tour will be lead by Friends, Alumni and Outreach office Emma Albery and there will be a selection of tea and cake served in the Drawing Room to finish.
Cumberland Lodge has been the home of an educational foundation since 1947. A former royal residence set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, it has a fascinating history dating back to the 17th century.
Historically, the Lodge was home to the Rangers of the Great Park, including Prince Christian and Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria in the late 19th century. It takes its name from William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and second son of King George II, who took up the Rangership in 1746. The final private occupant of the Lodge was Lord FitzAlan of Derwent, last Viceroy of a united Ireland under British rule, who was never Ranger, but he lived at the Lodge from 1924 until his death in 1947.
At that point, King George VI broke with tradition and Cumberland Lodge was granted to a new educational foundation, established by Amy Buller, who had recently published her groundbreaking book, Darkness over Germany, about the rise of Nazi sentiments amongst students and academics in Germany in the late 1930s. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was Patron of the organisation, which was originally called the St Catharine’s Foundation and later became The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Foundation of St Catharine. This was the basis for the present day Cumberland Lodge, which is honoured to call Queen Elizabeth II its patron.
Cumberland Lodge has been challenging silo thinking and providing a safe space for ‘unsafe’ discussions since 1947.
Our founder, Amy Buller, envisioned a place where people would “examine the fundamental assumptions” behind important societal issues, and that remains at the heart of what we do.
We are a registered charity with the vision of more peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies.
We tackle social divisions by equipping and inspiring people to learn from one another and engage in constructive dialogue, including leaders and influencers, students and practitioners.
Our facilities are available to hire for residential and non-residential conferences, meetings and special events, which helps to support our educational activities.
For enquirpies please contact Emma Albery firstname.lastname@example.org