Black Lives Matter debate comes to Windsor Great Park

A charity based on the Queen’s doorstep at historic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park has joined the growing debate inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

The beautiful 17th century building hosts the charity that runs conferences, seminars and debates on important issues.

Although conferences are banned at the moment under social distancing rules a four part series of Black Lives Matter seminars starts today on Zoom run from Cumberland Lodge.

It launched at 11am with a discussion called ‘Black Lives Matter: Race & Justice’, with the human rights lawyer Dexter Dias QC among the participants.

A second based around the theme Difficult Histories is due to be held tomorrow (Thursday) with two more next week.

One will be held next Wednesday, July 15 based around Policing and the Community – hosted between 11am and noon by former Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Jane Furniss.

On Thursday, July 16 the theme is Facing the Future hosted by economist and financial journalist JP Rangaswami.

People can register to take part on Zoom. It is free and all are welcome.

*The Cumberland Lodge charity relies on income from the hundreds of organisations that hire its facilities for events throughout the year, but has been unable to host large gatherings since the end of March.

So afternoon teas in the historic buiulding are being offered to help make up the lost income. They will be happening all summer Wednesdays to Sundays 2pm to 4pm costing £25 for adults, £15 for children.

The teas are catching on already. Contact Sarah and Charlotte in the conferences and events team on 01784 220521, or email

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