Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship


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The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship was founded to celebrate the life and work of this remarkable author and man. We have around 150 members, mostly in the UK but also in countries as far-flung as the USA, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia and Japan. The more members we have, the better the benefits we can offer them and the more frequent the events we can organise.

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 The SSF was founded in 2001, following a successful event organised by Jane Middlebrook at Marlborough the previous year.  The founding president was Michele Fry, whose website, www.sassoonery.demon.co.uk, continues to be the fount of all knowledge for those interested in Sassoon and the literature of the First World War.
 
This site has been created specifically to provide information about the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship, and will keep members and non-members up to date with our news and events.
 
 

George Sassoon, only son of Siegfried and Hester Sassoon, died on 8th March 2006.  The funeral took place on the Isle of Mull, and a memorial service was held at Heytesbury parish church.
 
George's only surviving child, Kendall Sassoon, is Patron-in-Chief of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship.

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COMMITTEE 2008-2009
 
President: Meg Crane
Vice President: Dennis Silk
Secretary: Deborah Fisher
Treasurer: Sam Gray
Publicity Officer: Christian Major/Peter Clinch
Committee members: Phil Carne, Kayleigh Fitzgerald, Cynthia Greenwood, Irene McCready, Peter Rogers

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PATRON-IN-CHIEF
 
Kendall Sassoon
 
HONORARY PATRONS
 
Lord Egremont
Dom Philip Jebb
Dom Sebastian Moore
John Stuart Roberts
Dennis Silk
Jean Moorcroft Wilson
 
HONORARY LIFE MEMBER
 
Michele Fry

The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Read an account of the War Poets concert at St James's, Piccadilly

Tuesday July 21st - Golf Day at Matfield
Wednesday July 22nd - Annual cricket match between George Sherston's XI and Matfield Cricket Club.  Matfield Village Green, 2pm (admission free)
 
Saturday September 12th - Annual conference.  Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.  Main speaker: Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson
 
October 8th - Cynthia Greenwood is to speak at a library event in the North-West.  More information to follow.
 
October 24th-27th (provisional) - Battlefield tour organised by the War Poets Association.  More information available from the Secretary.

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The Great War magazine's website has recently undergone a complete overhaul.

Click here to take a look!

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Photo by Alan Lawson

 
 
 
 
 
OUR MAN IN MELLS
 
Former SSF Vice-President Alan Lawson lives in the West Country.  If you visit Mells around Remembrance Sunday, the flowers you see on Siegfried Sassoon's grave are very likely to have been placed there by Alan.

CONFERENCE PHOTOS - SEPTEMBER 2008

GEORGE SHERSTON'S XI VICTORIOUS IN 2008 FLOWER SHOW MATCH!

Derek Underwood
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makes the presentation

Julian Hill, captain of Sherston's XI,
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receives the trophy

New Sassoon bibliography website goes on-line

Head of Sassoon
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by an unnamed artist

Latest photos of Heytesbury House

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