International Exlibris Congress 2020

The Bookplate Society is pleased to host the 2020 FISAE congress at Cambridge

Our venue will be Churchill College, Cambridge, and we propose to take full advantage of the city's history and magnificent buildings by arranging for small groups to take walking tours of the colleges and libraries. Groups will be organised by language, and we shall be seeking tour guides fluent in each language.

We are suggesting that, on the Wednesday, some participants coming from London might enjoy travelling from London to Cambridge by coach via Hatfield House in St Albans, built for one branch of the Cecil family. The travel page has details of this.

On the Sunday at the end of the congress, we propose a coach trip to Burghley House (see below), the marvellous historic home of another branch of the Cecil family, the Earls and Marquesses of Exeter. The coach will then take you to Central London.

During the congress a visit is also planned to Audley End , a fine old Jacobean house and gardens in Saffron Walden, Essex, just 21 miles (33km) from Cambridge.

Coach Trip to Burghley House, Stamford

Burghley House is located at Stamford, Lincolnshire, 44 miles from Cambridge.
This is one of England's greatest Elizabethan houses. It was built in 1555, by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer and Chief Minister to
Queen Elizabeth I.
Famous craftmen who helped to beautify this house included painter Antonio Verrio (1639?-1707), wood carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) and master of plasterwork Edward Martens. On display are the extravagant purchases made by the 5th and 9th Earls on
their Grand Tours of Continental Europe.
Click on the above image to go to the official website, or make virtual visits by viewing two YouTube videos CLICK HERE and HERE .

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