SSF Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 3rd September at St.Hilda's College Oxford. It was followed by talks given by VIvien Whelpton - "War, Tradition and Reality: poet soldiers finding a voice" and Alistair Lees-Smith - "The Poet and the Politician" (Alistair is the grandson of Hastings Lees-Smith, the MP who read out the Soldier's Declaration in the House of Commons in 1917.)
SSF to jointly host the Alliance of Literary Societies meeting on 3rd June 2017, to be held at the Rivers Suite in the Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh
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.
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.
and the opportunity to participate in the Fellowship's Activities shown below...
Join SSF and also perhaps consider a joint membership with The Wilfred Owen Association - See 'Join-Us' page.
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.
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.