Life President

  • Dennis Silk CBE


  • Kendall Sassoon

Other Patrons:

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

Joint Spring Meeting with the Wilfred Owen Association on Saturday 27th April 2019 at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton St. London WC2H 9BX. Buffet lunch followed by 2 Speakers - see Events Page for details.
Fellowship's Annual Conference was held at Marlborough College, Wiltshire on Saturday 20th October 2018. See Events Page for further details.
Annual Flower Show cricket match between George Sherston X1 and Matfield CC took place at Brenchley Cricket Ground, Kent on Sunday15th July. Matfield Green CC put on 219-5 dec (36 overs) - George Sherston X1 replied with 178 for 5 (33 overs) at close of play - match drawn. See Events: Flower Show Match page
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.

Peter Owen

The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship is very sad to announce the death of Peter Owen, the President of our sister-society the Wilfred Owen Association. Although Peter was not a member of our Fellowship, his was a familair presence at the various joint events we have held.

He was a warm, kind, unassuming man - characteristically, he never said "I am Wilfred's nephew", always "Wilfred is my uncle". The WOA will miss him very much, and I know the SSF members will join me in sympathy for his widow, Elizabeth - who herself has given much love and attention to the Association - and for the rest of his family.

Meg Crane - Chair, Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship .


'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 on the Fellowship
please contact:

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

The 2018 Annual Conference of Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship is to be held on Saturday 20th October at Marlborough College, Wiltshire.
See Events Page for details.


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.