The Attingham Trust was founded in 1952 in order to promote the study of the British country house. Its five courses have provided unparalleled physical and intellectual access to historic houses and collections ever since. As members of the Attingham Society and the American Friends of Attingham the alumni of these courses make up a strong international network of curators and conservators who can be found working in major heritage institutions, universities, in auction houses and in conservation practices.
As is demonstrated in testimonies from alumni, attendance on an Attingham course can prove to be a transformative experience. In addition to academic enrichment the Trust is proud of its track record of ensuring that no eligible applicant to a course is prevented from attending a course for financial reasons.
The Attingham Trust now needs to secure this privilege to provide scholarships and maintain a healthy general administrative fund. Alongside The Attingham Society Scholarship Fund one of the best ways to achieve this is through long-term endowment.
If you would like to make an individual donation or leave a legacy in your Will, we would love to hear from you. Legacies are free of inheritance tax, and are an increasingly popular, tax-effective way of giving. You can also donate towards the Attingham Society scholarship by a standing order, donation or cheque (payable to ‘The Attingham Society’). If you are a UK tax-payer Gift Aid can be claimed on the amount. Forms are available as downloadable PDFs at the bottom of this page alongside an electronic facility if this is a preferred method of payment.
Your help will do much to help future alumni and the Trust.
Rebecca Parker: The Attingham Trust, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7253 9057. Email: .
Mary Ellen Whitford: American Friends of Attingham