The Dance Scholarship Trust was established in 1988 to support the Scholarship programme organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The Trust is named in honour of Monica Dance, Secretary of the SPAB for many years and staunch advocate of the Scholarship until her death in 1999, and her husband Harry. The Trust was set up with the specific intention of helping to guarantee funds for the Scholarship in the future. Find out more about the DST on the About page.
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Gloucestershire: Saturday 23rd September 2017
We are delighted to announce details of this year’s Gathering of Scholars and Annual General Meeting of the Trust, to be held in and around Gloucestershire on Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Join us at Stanley Pontlarge, the home of the late Sonia Rolt, on Saturday morning, where many Scholars have formed fond memories. We then move a few miles north for a light lunch and a talk at St Mary’s Church, Little Washbourne which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. We wind up the day with an afternoon tour, AGM and dinner at the sumptuous Stanway House, where a free camping field has been offered to any interested parties; with many thanks to Lord Wemyss.
Scholars should have received all documents via email, if you have not please do contact us. Alternatively all necessary information can be downloaded via the links on the ‘Gatherings’ page.
We look forward to seeing you all in September.
We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Scholars’ Gathering and Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017. The AGM will be held at 5pm at Stanway House. Other vist and evening meal final details are to to be confirmed, but we will be in the beautiful region of Gloucestershire. Watch this space for more details.
We are delighted to announce the annual Gathering of Scholars and AGM of the Trust, to be held in and around Cardiff on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016. Click here for more information, and all relevant documents, including return forms to book your place.
We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Scholars’ Gathering and Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held on Saturday 17th September 2016. Locations to be confirmed, but we are aiming for the beautiful region of south Wales. Watch this space for more details.
Just last Monday, the Scholars of 2016 Declan Cahill, Gethin Harvey and Triona Byrne began their epic travels. Chairman of the Trust Dorian Crone, accompanied by Secretary Hugh Conway Morris, nipped over to Spital Square for the traditional photograph on the steps of SPAB HQ. The Dance Trust wishes them all very well!
“One of the best DST Gatherings” – or so we hear! Click here for details and photographs, or visit our Facebook pages.
This year’s Gathering and AGM will take place on Saturday 26th September 2015 in Stoke-on-Trent. Follow this link for information.
The Committee have been hard at work, organising a series of events for the forthcoming AGM in Stoke-on-Trent. We have had the good fortune to be put in touch with renowned potters Emma Bridgewater and her husband Matthew Rice, who of course are based in Stoke. They received our queries with great enthusiasm, and have made some very generous offers of visits and events which we do not think can be equalled by anything else.
However, they cannot be present in the weekend previously set (that is, 5-6th September). For this reason, and not without much consideration, we have therefore decided to move the date of the AGM and Gathering.
This will now be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015.
We do hope that this does not cause you any inconvenience, and we look forward very much to seeing you in September! More information will be published, and invitations sent out to Scholars and Friends as normal.
We are delighted to announce the new Lethaby Scholars for 2015, pictured above. They are (from left to right) Niall Bird, David Burdon, Oliver Wilson and Joanna Daykin. Chairman of the Trust Dorian Crone, and Secretary Hugh Conway Morris, stand behind.
The Dance Scholarship Trust are delighted to announce that the three 2014 Scholars – Elgan Jones, Dearbhail Keating and Charles Wellingham – have successfully completed their Lethaby and Plunket Scholarships. After nine months packed with education, experience and some very fine sketchbooks, our newest Scholars are looking forward to returning to full-time work in the conservation of historic structures. Good luck from all at the Trust!