Interpreting Our Past: heritage projects of the National Trust and how you can get involved


Wednesday 30th January, 7pm
Cripps Court Auditorium, Magdalene College

Mike Sutherill, National Trust Curator for the East of England,
Gareth Sandham, House & Collections Manager at Anglesey Abbey.

What is the thought behind the presentation of historic buildings? Is it conservation philosophy or mumbo jumbo? Restoration from scratch at Anglesey Abbey – how will the National Trust go about it?

Anglesey Abbey is an early 20th-century luxury home in Cambridge, lovingly created from the remnants of a 13th-century Augustinian priory. Gareth Sandham will tell the story behind the domestic rooms of the historic house, the restoration of which will soon provide the long-awaited missing piece to an otherwise complete jigsaw of what life was like at the Abbey. Hear details of how you can get involved through volunteer research opportunities and upcoming internship placements.

We will be moving on to a pub in town for a social after – all are welcome! Come along to find out more about the National Trust Society, to escape your essays or to meet new faces.