St George's House brings together key people from all backgrounds and opinions in a spirit of intellectual challenge and stimulation.
Our guests are diverse in age, background, race, religious affiliation, and occupation. Very often we bring together people who might not otherwise meet. All our guests are encouraged to offer their opinions and to enter into wholehearted debate and honest conversation.
The House provides a physical and intellectual space open to all those who wish to tackle significant subjects seriously. We welcome people who are prepared to speak cogently and listen carefully, people prepared to persuade and be persuaded. Through open, frank and confidential discussions we hope participants advance their own understanding and better appreciate the diversity of debate around the topic in question.
We seek to invite people of influence and experience as well as people in leadership positions. Our guests include representatives from government, non-governmental organisations, charities, business, education, health, environment, and many other sectors besides.
Participants in our Consultations should leave the House thoughtful, questioning, refreshed and optimistic about their part in enhancing the world they inhabit and influence.