Queen and Duke visit the educational foundation at Cumberland Lodge to celebrate 70 years

On Sunday 11 June, staff, trustees and scholars welcomed the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations.

The Queen and Duke arrived at midday, after church, to be greeted by Edmund Newell (Principal of Cumberland Lodge), Sir Stephen Wall (Chair of Trustees), Jane Whaley (Domestic Bursar) and Martin Newlan (Bursar and Deputy Principal).

They spent time meeting the staff and trustees and finding out more about their work, before meeting the Cumberland Lodge PhD scholars, who are partway through a three-year scholarship programme that expands on their university research by involving them in the cross-sector, inter-disciplinary conference series, lectures, seminars and other activities that the Lodge facilitates.

The aim of the scholarships is to equip and inspire high-achieving young doctoral students with future leadership potential to use their academic work and skills to work towards more tolerant, peaceful and inclusive societies.

Royal roots 

The Queen is Patron of the educational foundation at Cumberland Lodge, which brings people together to engage in constructive dialogue on the causes and effects of social divisions.

The foundation was established in 1947 with the support of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother), to help avoid a repeat of what happened in Germany in the 1930s, by encouraging people to meet in a ‘safe’ space to exchange points of view and think creatively about the big issues facing society.

The Queen Mother had been greatly impressed by Darkness over Germany, a book that was first published in 1943, during the Second World War. It analysed and recounted the stories of Germans from all walks of life, including members of the Hitler Youth and Nazi leaders themselves, who were caught up in the rise of Nazism in the 1930s.

The book’s pioneering author was Amy Buller, who became the founding Warden of Cumberland Lodge in 1947.

After meeting the staff, trustees and scholars of Cumberland Lodge, the Queen and Duke were presented with a copy of the new edition of Darkness over Germany, which has been re-published in English this year for the first time since 1945, by Arcadia Books, as Darkness over Germany: A Warning from History.

The presentation was attended by: Piers Russell-Cobb, who owns Arcadia Books; Elisabeth Sandmann who published the first German edition of the book in 2016; Professor Kurt Barling of Middlesex University London who wrote the foreword to the new edition; and the actress Tamsin Greig, who read excerpts from the book during its launch at St Paul’s Cathedral on 16 May 2017.

‘New strategic plan’

Before leaving, the Queen and Duke signed the visitor’s book and took time to join the guests in the grounds of the Lodge for an anniversary group photograph.

Mr Newlan’s young granddaughters, Ivy and Margot Newlan, presented Her Majesty with a posy of flowers.

Ed Newell, the foundation’s Principal, said: “We were delighted that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were able to join us for our anniversary celebrations – it was a wonderful occasion for everybody involved.

“We have recently embarked on a new strategic plan to strengthen and expand the scope and impact of our charitable work, rooted firmly in the vision of our original founders, and we look forward to seeing what the next 70 years brings.”

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Queen and Duke visit the educational foundation at Cumberland Lodge to celebrate 70 years

On Sunday 11 June, staff, trustees and scholars welcomed the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations.

The Queen and Duke arrived at midday, after church, to be greeted by Edmund Newell (Principal of Cumberland Lodge), Sir Stephen Wall (Chair of Trustees), Jane Whaley (Domestic Bursar) and Martin Newlan (Bursar and Deputy Principal).

They spent time meeting the staff and trustees and finding out more about their work, before meeting the Cumberland Lodge PhD scholars, who are partway through a three-year scholarship programme that expands on their university research by involving them in the cross-sector, inter-disciplinary conference series, lectures, seminars and other activities that the Lodge facilitates.

The aim of the scholarships is to equip and inspire high-achieving young doctoral students with future leadership potential to use their academic work and skills to work towards more tolerant, peaceful and inclusive societies.

Royal roots 

The Queen is Patron of the educational foundation at Cumberland Lodge, which brings people together to engage in constructive dialogue on the causes and effects of social divisions.

The foundation was established in 1947 with the support of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother), to help avoid a repeat of what happened in Germany in the 1930s, by encouraging people to meet in a ‘safe’ space to exchange points of view and think creatively about the big issues facing society.

The Queen Mother had been greatly impressed by Darkness over Germany, a book that was first published in 1943, during the Second World War. It analysed and recounted the stories of Germans from all walks of life, including members of the Hitler Youth and Nazi leaders themselves, who were caught up in the rise of Nazism in the 1930s.

The book’s pioneering author was Amy Buller, who became the founding Warden of Cumberland Lodge in 1947.

After meeting the staff, trustees and scholars of Cumberland Lodge, the Queen and Duke were presented with a copy of the new edition of Darkness over Germany, which has been re-published in English this year for the first time since 1945, by Arcadia Books, as Darkness over Germany: A Warning from History.

The presentation was attended by: Piers Russell-Cobb, who owns Arcadia Books; Elisabeth Sandmann who published the first German edition of the book in 2016; Professor Kurt Barling of Middlesex University London who wrote the foreword to the new edition; and the actress Tamsin Greig, who read excerpts from the book during its launch at St Paul’s Cathedral on 16 May 2017.

‘New strategic plan’

Before leaving, the Queen and Duke signed the visitor’s book and took time to join the guests in the grounds of the Lodge for an anniversary group photograph.

Mr Newlan’s young granddaughters, Ivy and Margot Newlan, presented Her Majesty with a posy of flowers.

Ed Newell, the foundation’s Principal, said: “We were delighted that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were able to join us for our anniversary celebrations – it was a wonderful occasion for everybody involved.

“We have recently embarked on a new strategic plan to strengthen and expand the scope and impact of our charitable work, rooted firmly in the vision of our original founders, and we look forward to seeing what the next 70 years brings.”

Read more about Cumberland Lodge

 

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