Life President

  • Dennis Silk CBE


  • Kendall Sassoon

Other Patrons:

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

Lorna Lawson (Siegfried's great neice) opened the Matfield Village Fete on Saturday 16th July. SSF's marquee housed a display by the local historical society illustrating Siegfried's childhood and upbringing in the village. There were frequent Sassoon prose and poetry readings during the course of the afternoon.
The well attended 2016 'Flower Show' Cricket Match on Sunday 17th July on Matfield Village Green, resulted in a convincing victory by the George Sherston X1 over Matfield CC.
SSF Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd September at St.Hilda's College Oxford.

Provisional booking made for 2017 SSF Annual Conference to be held at Napier University, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh as part of the Alliance of Literary Societies Conference being held there

SSF Journal editor Mhairi Pooler publishes 'Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist Hero'

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  • Chair: Meg Crane
  • Vice Chair: Christian Major
  • Secretary: Deborah Fisher
  • Treasurer: Peter Clinch
  • Publicity: Peter Rogers
  • Publications: Mhairi Pooler-Hellbrandt
  • Sam Gray
  • Cynthia Greenwood
  • Graham Lampard
  • 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.

Book Competition Winners

Congratulations to Bill Kroelinger & Alban O'Brien who were the first two correct entries out of the hat on 31st January - having answered the questions below and will each receive a signed copy of one of the following books:

  • A Dream within the Dark by Victor Piuk

  • Siegfried Sassoon at the Grave of Henry Vaughan (War Poets series) by Deb Fisher

Competition Questions with answers:

1. Who was the monk who gave Siegfried Sassoon his instruction when he joined the Roman Catholic church in 1957?........Dom Sebastian Moore

2. In 1883, Siegfried's aunt, Rachel Sassoon, modelled for a statue that was exhibited at the Royal Academy.  Who was the sculptor?.......Hamo Thornycroft

3. Which of Siegfried's friends was the literary executor of Oscar Wilde?........Robert Ross

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

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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.