About Us

The Centre for Social Policy was established in 1995 to provide a resource for people who have left posts connected to established organisations or who work independently. It is a facility to be used as fellows wish but it provides them with a link to a multi-disciplinary peer group and enables them to keep up-to-date with current issues. It is an activity within the larger charity, The Warren House Group (WHG) at Dartington, which includes the Dartington Service Design Lab based at Buckfast Abbey.

The latest annual report is here.

Our constitution is here.




Fellows contribute to these other group activities by, for example, joining project advisory groups, serving on the WHG ethical committee, and offering advice to researchers.  The Centre comprises over 70 fellows from five countries and representing nine disciplines. The current officers are: John Diamond (Chair) Roger Bullock (Treasurer), and Brian Warren (Secretary).

Future Seminars

Future Meeting dates:

While some events will be London based planned for early evening (dates and details are being worked up now), the key meeting dates are planned to be as follows:


For 2020 - we have earmarked seminars at the Lab's Buckfast Abbey offices for

Wed/Thu March 25/26; 

Wed/Thu June 17/18; and 

Wed/Thu December 2/3.

Other seminars will be confirmed throughout 2020






Contact us

 The Centre can be contacted at:

Higher Mills, Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE