St George’s House was founded in 1966 by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and the then Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods, as a place where people of influence and responsibility from across society can come together to grapple with topics of national and/or international significance.
A St George’s House consultation is underpinned by a vigorous exchange of views, open discussion, intellectual rigour, new thinking and, crucially, a willingness to listen. A consultation at St George’s House focuses on how to effect change for the better in our society by nurturing wisdom through dialogue.
The values of the House are openness, honesty, trust and respect. People from all areas of society, holding diverse views, opinions and beliefs come to the House to debate freely. The art of consultation seeks to nurture Wisdom and open up the possibility of a different and better world.
The Wisdom is sought in order to nurture affirms and encourages, questions and surprises. It searches out new possibilities and desires the best for all our people and our planet. It is forward-looking and free from contemporary idols. It fosters personal and community transformation. The practical result of such Wisdom is trust, equality and peace.