Friday 2 July 2010


On 21 July, an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Siegfried Sassoon will open in Cambridge at the University Library. This will mark the success of the university's campaign to save Sassoon's papers for the nation.

The previous day, I will be speaking with Max Egremont, Santanu Das and Jon Stallworthy in Cambridge on all matters Sassoonian. Details to follow.

The archivists have started a lively blog (yes, really!) which describes their work on the papers and their preparations for the exhibition's opening.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I want to see that.

  2. This looks like an excellent event. But "saved for the nation"? Some people actually think that the Sassoon Estate have made enough from their investment and could have donated these papers to Cambridge instead of extracting more than a million from the public.