Annual Meeting 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019
English-Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street, NYC 10016
6:00 PM


This year’s Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 10th at the English-Speaking Union located at 144 East 39th Street in New York City.

The meeting will include a report on the activities and finances of the organization and the election of a new slate of candidates to the AFA Board of Directors (see below). Additionally, two recent Summer School alumni will present their Attingham-influenced research topics. Christian Roden SS ’17 will discuss the influence of country houses on 19th and 20th century ocean liner design, and Laurel Peterson SS ’14 will present on the role that painted murals played in the English country house experience.

A light reception will follow the meeting.

To view the full meeting agenda, which includes more information on the speakers and their research topics, and the biographies of the Board nominees, please click here.

Reservations are required. The meeting is free to attend and any person who has completed a course offered by The Attingham Trust is invited to join.

Please RSVP at the link below if you plan to attend the meeting in person.


Please vote by proxy if you cannot attend the meeting. This year’s slate of candidates is as follows:


Betsy Shack Barbanell SS ’99

Heather Ewing SS ’99

Jennifer Klos SS ’12, LHC ’14, SP ’13, ’16, ’19


Randolph Hooks SP ’18

Anne Kenny-Urban SS ’16

To email your proxy vote, please click here and copy/paste the following wording into the body of the email:

Subject line: Proxy Vote 2019

“I, [insert name], cannot attend the Annual Meeting on 10/10/19 but agree/do not agree* to the slate of directors proposed by the American Friends of Attingham’s Nominating Committee.”

*The Board of Directors recommends a vote IN FAVOR of the candidates.