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.


Upcoming Events – USA

The American Friends of Attingham Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM EASTERN. This will be a Zoom virtual meeting. Click here for more information.

Announcing the 2020 AFA Annual Fall Lecture – a virtual event: ‘Such matchless beauty as renders words inadequate’: The Restoration of the Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton and a Royal Loan of Unparalleled Magnificence. Join us on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00PM Eastern via Zoom. More information here

The 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.


Courses in 2021 are as follows:

Royal Collection Studies

September 5-14, 2021