Cambridge, England, has proven to be a delightful host for the 16th International Conference of National Trusts, co-sponsored by the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO). More than 250 delegates and guests have arrived for the preliminary INTO meetings and the five days of conference sessions, tours, and discussions.
Candice and I arrived mid-day on Saturday for the INTO meetings, which began the next morning at Anglesey Abbey, a wonderful National Trust property near Cambridge. While most of the day was spent in meetings, we were given a delightful tour of the house, gardens, and mill by National Trust staffer Justin Scully and his team. It was enough to whet our appetite for a return visit with the full conference later in the week.
Each day we’ve taken our meals in the Great Hall at King’s College – a splendid space in which to enjoy good conversation with fellow delegates from around the world.
And on Monday evening, it was also the setting for our opening gala reception, with baroque music from Eboracum Baroque.
Now it is time to head out the door for a day of touring and discussions at National Trust properties.
More to come…
Image: King’s College Courtyard, Cambridge by DJB