Life President

  • Dennis Silk CBE


  • Kendall Sassoon

Other Patrons:

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

It is with great sadness that we announce that Lorna Lawson, Siegfried's great neice, has passed away. Lorna's funeral took place on June 14th, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's Church, Goudhurst, Kent and afterwards at Woodfield House in Goudhurst. If desired, charitable donations in Lorna's memory can be made online at ' Every penny goes equally to the family's two chosen charities, Pancreatic Cancer Action and Hospice In The Weald.
SSF jointly hosted the Alliance of Literary Societies Conference on 3rd June, held at the Rivers Suite in the Napier University, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh. See Events page and SSF's Facebook page for comments and photos on a very successful event.
SSF & WOA announce their Book Review Competition - see 'Competition' page.
Well attended annual gathering at 'The Lamb' in Bloomsbury held on Saturday March 11th 2017. A joint event with the Wilfred Owen Association. Guest speakers were Richard Cameron Wilson, followed by Meg Crane & Sam Gray.
SSF in conjunction with Battle Honours Ltd. is pleased to announce 'Siegfried Sassoon on the Western Front: 1915-1918' - 6-9th July 2017. A three day guided tour based in Central Arras. - See Details below...

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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
  • Jack Sturiano






The first four reasons to join SSF...

Frequent Events, including Springtime meetings at The Lamb in Bloomsbury and occasional November talks at Imperial War Museum, both featuring Sassoon 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.

SSF in conjunction with Battle Honours Ltd. is pleased to announce:

'Siegfried Sassoon on the Western Front: 1915-1918'
A Guided Western Front Tour
6th to 9th July 2017

Starting, as Sassoon himself did, in French Flanders, we shall use his verse, diaries and memoirs to examine his attitude to war and approach to poetry when he arrived on the Western Front, and how both began to change. We shall follow his journey south to the Somme in early 1916 and learn about his life- changing experiences there. After illness in the latter half of 1916, he returned to the Somme but his battalion was soon on the move and we shall follow their march to Arras and Sassoon's experience of the Battle of Arras before he was wounded and returned home, stirred by his recent experiences to make his declaration against the war. He was back on the Western Front in the summer of 1918 and we shall learn why he abandoned his protest and trace the movements of his battalion to the River Lys where the poet, wounded again, was invalided out of the war.
  • Price - £575 (£90 single supplement)

  • Tour Base - 3 star Hotel in central Arras

For further details and for bookings, please contact: Battle Honours Ltd
Suite L, Astonbury Farm Business Park, Aston, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 7EG
Tel: 01438 880725

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...

Craiglockhart - ALS Conference '17
Craiglockhart - ALS Conference '17

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


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

You are invited to submit a review of any book (in or out of print) which deals in some way with the theme of the Great War. Reviews should be between 500 & 1500 words long, and should be submitted by July 1st 2017. There will be a prize of £150. See Competition page for details.