Dame Helen has announced she will be leaving us in March next year. She has been our Director-General since 2012 and takes up a new position as the Master of Balliol College at Oxford University in April 2018.
Archaeologists discover ‘secret square’ beneath stone circle
What is thought to be a unique square monument has been found by archaeologists working in the Avebury stone circle. A research team led by the University of Leicester and University of Southampton has used geophysical techniques to investigate without digging.
The sounds of a Tudor Lady Mass can be experienced in our 16th-century chapel for the first time in nearly 500 years. This unique audio illusion immerses listeners in a Mass as Henry VIII may have heard it, when he visited The Vyne in 1535.
The conservation studio is part of a major building, conservation and restoration project – the largest in the Trust’s history – which will rescue Knole from centuries of decay and open up spaces never seen before.
Through our International Design Competition we’re searching for a world-class multidisciplinary design team to restore and reimagine Clandon Park, following the major fire. The competition launched in March and following the shortlist announcement, the winning team will be revealed in early autumn.
Bee and butterfly numbers have slumped after 2016 brought a tenth year of unsettled weather. Grass grew at an extraordinary rate - good news for farmers making hay and silage, but bad for the insects that rely on patches of bare ground to breed.
In 1132, 13 monks came here to start a simpler life. Over 400 years later, when Henry VIII demanded the closure of the Abbey, the monks left behind the most complete Cistercian abbey remains in the country.