The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship was formed in 2001 to honour the memory of this extraordinary writer and man. It co-ordinates a range of activities, including an annual conference.
Events have taken place at Malvern, Cheltenham, London, Marlborough, Brenchley and Matfield, Mells, Downside, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Radley and Cardiff.
Siegfried’s Journal is a substantial bi-annual publication containing a mix of scholarly and entertaining articles, book reviews and news items. We hope to welcome you to the SSF
In the first half of 2014, the SSF has lost two dear friends and patrons of the Fellowship. Dom Sebastian Moore died on 28 February, aged 96, and we have just heard the news that Dom Philip Jebb has also passed away.
Dom Sebastian was the monk who gave Siegfried Sassoon his instruction prior to Siegfried’s reception into the Catholic faith in 1957. More information about him may be found elsewhere on this website. Dom Philip, grandson of Hilaire Belloc, was a fellow monk of Sebastian’s at Downside Abbey and one of the last people to visit Siegfried prior to the latter’s death, an event about which he wrote movingly and spoke to us on several occasions.
More recently, Bob Miller one of our life members died on 16th August. He had been suffering from cancer for some time. Bob was the long-time organiser of the annual cricket match at Matfield, in which a George Sherston's X1 plays Matfield Cricket Club. An appreciation of Bob can be found here.
Fellowship's Life President: Dennis Silk CBE
Patron-in-Chief: Kendall Sassoon
John Stuart Roberts Jean Moorcroft Wilson
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We have recently been sent a link to a remarkable rendition of Siegfried's poem Attack It forms part of an 'Anti-War' song-cycle scored by Carsten Braun from Germany. We think you might find it interesting. Let us have your views on the 'Contact Us' Page.
Sassoon Audio Archive