The American Friends of Attingham supports the work of The Attingham Trust, a British educational charitable trust, that organizes specialized residential courses to study British country houses, their collections and settings, and the history and contents of British royal palaces. The American Friends of Attingham is a 501(c)(3) educational organization that assists the Trust by recruiting and processing applications from candidates living in the United States, and raising scholarship funds for qualifying applicants.
The Attingham Trust is closely monitoring the evolving situation on the development of the Coronavirus, following advice from the UK Government, the FCO (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and the WHO (World Health Organisation). All candidates awarded a place on one of our courses were contacted in early March. Since then, we have very sadly had to cancel the Study Programme in June, Summer School in July, Royal Collection Studies, the Libraries course in September and French Eighteenth-Century Studies in October. All candidates have been notified. We will be running the same programs in 2021. All payments made to the Attingham Trust for cancelled programmes will be repaid in full. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented situation and we send best wishes to you all.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AFA IS NOT ACCEPTING US-BASED APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 SUMMER SCHOOL AND STUDY PROGRAM AT THIS TIME. ALL DEFFERRED PLACES FROM 2020 ARE BEING HONORED AND ALL US-BASED PLACES ARE CURRENTLY FILLED.
Upcoming Events – USA
The Attingham Trust is presenting an online lecture on Thursday, November 19 at 6PM BST (1PM Eastern US) – Adapting to Survive: the Country House and the Pandemic, with Ben Cowell, Director General of Historic Houses. More information here.
AFA is the co-sponsor of Chatsworth House and the Evolution of Its Collections, presented on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Noon (Eastern Time), Livecast via Zoom. In this one-hour virtual event, the Duke of Devonshire, a Patron of the Attingham Trust, discussed the art collections at Chatsworth with Attingham alumnus Jay Robert Stiefel. A video recording of the lecture is in process and will be posted on this website when available.
American Friends of Attingham is co-sponsoring six lectures offered by The Royal Oak Foundation via Zoom this Fall. AFA alums can register at a discounted rate. Click here to find out more about the six sponsored lectures and register using a special code.
American Friends of Attingham has introduced a new series of regional alumni gatherings, Cocktails & Camaraderie, on Zoom. Visit us again to find out about the next regional gathering.
News & Events – UK
Please refer to COVID-19 Update above.