Life President

  • Dennis Silk CBE


  • Kendall Sassoon

Other Patrons:

  • Neil Brand
  • Max Egremont
  • John Stuart Roberts
  • Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Latest Fellowship News...

Fellowship's Annual Conference to be held at Marlborough College, Wiltshire on Saturday 20th October 2018. Further details to follow shortly.
Annual Flower Show cricket match between George Sherston X1 and Matfield CC took place at Brenchley Cricket Ground, Kent on Sunday 15th July.
Joint event with the Wilfred Owen Association was held on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Waterstone's Bookshop in Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London. Speakers: Sam Gray & Dr Azucena Keatley.
New Fellowship subscription rates applicable from January 2018 - please see information below and on 'Join SSF' page.
Fellowship's AGM took place on September 16th in Cambridge. Guest speakers were Anne Penton who spoke about her great uncle David Cuthbert Thomas, followed by Kayleigh Fitgerald on W.H.R. Rivers.

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  • Chair: Meg Crane
  • Vice Chair: Christian Major
  • Secretary: Deborah Fisher
  • Treasurer: Peter Clinch
  • Publications: Mhairi Pooler-Hellbrandt
  • Sam Gray
  • Cynthia Greenwood
  • Irene McCready
  • Anne Penton
  • Tim Penton






The first four reasons to join SSF...

Frequent Events, including Springtime meetings in Bloomsbury and attending associated literary gatherings, featuring authorarative Sassoon commentators, biographers and reviewers.

Annual Conferences, have been held at evocative Sassoon inspired locations including Marlborough, Matfield, Downside, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Radley and Cardiff.

Siegfried's Journal,
a sumptious bi-annual, printed, text rich, A4 sized journal full of splendidly researched and written Sassoonery, mailed out to all members.


Flower Show Cricket Match, annual fixture between George Sherston X1 & Matfield CC on the village green in Siegfried's native village of Matfield, Kent.

A Poem to Remember

A new national poetry competition is being launched in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Inspired by the war's famous poets, we are seeking poetry that honours those affected by service and pays tribute to humankind's capacity to cope with adversity. Open to everyone aged 17 and over. The overall winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize, with four runners-up receiving £500. Closing date April 9, 2018. The winning entry will be read out by HRH Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony to mark the gift of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre to the nation.

Please see Competition page for more details.



'When Wilfred met Siegfried'

On August 18th we remembered the 100th Anniversary of the day Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon first met at Craiglockhart War Hospital for Officers, now part of Edinburgh Napier University.
We heard the war poems they composed there in the summer of 1917, recited by Sam Gray of the Wilfred Owen Association and David Wilson of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship, with extracts from their letters and diaries, read by Yvonne Morris.

For further details and for related events, please see the Napier University Website

Membership Includes:

Invitation to SSF Events
Annual Conferences
Receiving the bi-annual journal
SSF Facebook access
SSF Blogspot updates

and the opportunity to participate in the Fellowship's Activities shown below...

Cardiff Conference
Cardiff Conference

Join SSF and also perhaps consider a joint membership with The Wilfred Owen Association - See 'Join-Us' page.

For Further Information
please contact:

The Secretary
Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship
PO Box 11
Vale of Glamorgan
CF71 7XT
Secretary's email


New Subscription Rates

Operative from January 1st 2018, for details please see the leaflet below:
2018 Subscription Increase information


Copyright Issues?

Do you have a copyright question about maybe using Siegfried's work in your publication?

If the answer is 'Yes'.....then please go to our Copyright page.

Alliance of Literary Societies

The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship is a member of the ALS, the umbrella organisation for literary societies in the UK. The Alliance of Literary Societies provide support and advice on a variety of subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies.


SSF & Wilfred Owen Association Book Review competition

Was won by Reverend John Davies. Reviews by the winner and 'highly commended' other entrants will be shared out for publication between the Wilfred Owen Association Journal and Siegfried's Journal, depending on suitability, and will be published in future editions. See Competition page for details.