The Attingham Society



The Attingham Society is our alumni association. It encourages members to keep in touch with one another and continue the sense of international comradeship and common purpose which Attingham seeks to engender. Working in close co-operation with the American Friends of Attingham, both groups organise lectures, conferences and visits as well as publishing Annual Reviews, newsletters and e-bulletins with news of their events. Alumni Ambassadors in 20 countries maintain links with their compatriots who have attended the courses.

There is no membership subscription for The Attingham Society and anyone who has attended a course automatically becomes a member.

'There is nothing else like the Attingham summer school -- the subject matter is essential but hard to study elsewhere. It is taught directly from the objects and buildings themselves. The course leaders are outstanding in the field, and so are the students! I met scholars and curators who have become collaborators on later projects, and I made some long-term friends.'


Associate Professor, University of Oxford

The Attingham Society Scholarship Fund

Many Attingham alumni feel a strong commitment to give something back. One of the ways of doing this is to contribute to the Attingham Society scholarships, which are given every year to enable applicants who could not otherwise afford to attend a course to do so. Any amount, however small, can make a difference and help safeguard Attingham’s scholarship funding for the future.

Participation at Attingham Society events can also help to raise money.

An annual donation to the Trust is easy to set up by filling out the standing order form and returning it to: The Attingham Trust, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ. UK taxpayers are kindly asked to Gift Aid their donation and can choose to do so on the same form.

Individual donations can be made by paying directly into The Attingham Trust’s PayPal account HERE. This can be done with your credit card or via your own PayPal account if you have one. Everything raised goes directly into The Attingham Trust Scholarship Fund.


For Britain, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, South and Central America

Bridget Garza Griffin

For those in the United States

Erin Kuykendall

Privacy Notice

The Attingham Trust is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

What information do we hold?

As either an alumnus or alumna of one our courses, or a contact of The Attingham Trust, we hold your data that consists of your name, address (private, professional or both, depending on what you have given us), phone number (in a few cases only) and e-mail address. We also hold a record of the course(s) you have attended and in which year(s). The information is held by the Executive Assistant (who is the nominated Data Controller) and is accessible by the Executive Director and the Course Directors where appropriate.

What do we do with your details?

We use your information in two main ways:

  1. for distributing the occasional Attingham newsletter, annual course brochures, and event information
  2. as an archival record of those who have attended, or been associated with, our courses over the years since our foundation in 1952

In no circumstance will we either add extra information to your file or share your details with any organisation or private individual without first seeking your permission.

Do you have the right to withdraw your consent?

You have the right to see a copy of your data and rectify any omissions and errors. You have the right to ask us to delete your data or unsubscribe at any time to our occasional publicity e-bulletins.

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