The Attingham Society, based in the UK, is a membership organisation founded in 1985 for alumni who have attended the Attingham Summer School, Royal Collection Studies and Attingham Study Programme. It works in close association with The American Friends. Its principal aims are to keep its members in touch with one another and to organise ad-hoc events throughout the year, the highlight being the Annual Reunion.

The next Annual Reunion will be on Monday 12th January 2015 at the Society of Antiquaries. There will be a talk by Jonathan Ruffer at 6.45pm on saving Auckland Castle and his hopes for the North East followed by drinks and canapés. Tickets are £30 for alumni and £32 for non-alumni and are available from Rebecca Parker: rebecca.parker@attinghamtrust.org


Jonathan Ruffer is a fund manager, born in North Yorkshire who has collected Spanish Old Master paintings for 15 years. He has donated a significant sum to save the Zubaran paintings at Auckland Castle in County Durham and now chairs the Auckland Castle Trust, which is tasked with overseeing a project for the revitalisation of what has been the home of the Bishops of Durham for 800 years. In addition to this he supports many other funded projects, including the Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant offered by the Art Fund

Attingham Society Scholarship Fund

Membership of the Society is free – all that is required is that you are an alumnus of one of our courses.

The historic membership fee has now been waived and, instead, the Society would like to encourage all members to contribute towards an Attingham Society Scholarship Fund to allow future colleagues to have the same experience. We hope very much that current and new members will feel inspired to contribute to such a fund either on an annual basis with a Standing Order of £15 or more or by a one-off donation by cheque (payable to ‘The Attingham Society’ and sent to the Membership Secretary, address below) or by using the electronic facility which is available at the bottom of this page. If you are a UK tax-payer we will be able to claim Gift Aid on the amount. A Standing Order form and Gift Aid form are available as downloadable PDFs at the bottom of this page.

Please don’t forget to keep in touch and notify Rebecca Parker, The Attingham Society Membership Secretary, The Attingham Trust, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ with any changes of postal or email address. Telephone: (0)20 7253 9057. Email: rebecca.parker@attinghamtrust.org.

Donate Online to the Attingham Society Scholarship Fund

Society Standing Order Form 2014

Society Gift Aid Form 2014