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WSAS Annual Conference: West Sussex Country Houses

25 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The conference will explore the rise, changes and adaptations of some of the country houses in West Sussex.

Arrival and coffee

10:25am – Philip Robinson Chairman of WSAS
Welcome and Introduction

10:30am – Dr. Caroline Adams
Being desirous to live orderly and quietly within my lymytte” – Hospitality and Power at Elizabethan Cowdray.

11:20am – Dr. Janet Pennington
A family not needing hyperboles” – The Sherleys of Wiston House.

12:20pm – Dr. Sue Berry
The Transformation of Country Houses and their settings on the West Sussex Downs c. 1680-1820.

2:15pm – Dr. Anne Stutchbury
Standen – Now and Then. A Virtual Tour of an Arts & Crafts Country House.

3:05pm – Adrian Tinniswood OBE FSA
Noble Ambitions – the Fall and Rise of the Post-War Country House (Book published 07/10/2021).

Conference ends

Cost: Members £25, non-members £30

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25 September
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Grange Community Centre
Bepton Road
Midhurst, GU29 9HD
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