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 and Summer School in July and those candidates have been notified.  We will be running the same programmes in 2021. The decision on whether to run Royal Collection Studies, the Libraries course and French Eighteenth Century Studies in September and October this year will be reviewed in due course. If cancelled, all payments made to the Attingham Trust or the American Friends of Attingham 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

Due to the Covid-19 situation, spring 2020 events, including the Tracey L. Albainy Lecture Series on April 17th and the May 7-10th Study Trip to Buffalo, have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. 


News & Events – UK

Please refer to Covid-19 Update above.

Course applications for 2020 are closed.

The Attingham Summer School

July 2-19, 2020

French 18th-Century Studies

October 5-9, 2020

Royal Collection Studies

September 6-15, 2020