Captivating Criminality conferences take place at Corsham Court in Wiltshire (UK), a Grade 1 listed manor house set in stunning gardens. It is a wonderful venue for an academic conference, especially in the summer months.
As a site, Corsham Court has royal history dating back to Saxon times, and is said to have been included as part of the dower of queens of England until the late 14th century. The manor house which stands today was built in 1582 by Thomas Smythe. In 1745, Paul Methuen bought Corsham Court as a place to store the family’s art collection. The house is still in the ownership of the Methuen family and enjoys a significant art collection.
In 1946, Corsham Court became the location of Bath Academy of Art (now known as Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University), and remained there until 1986. Today, Corsham Court is the University’s Research and Graduate Affairs College.
Corsham Court’s wonderful grounds were designed by Capability Brown, and are home to twenty-seven peacocks. As well as often welcoming you at the gate, or peeking at arrivals from their lofty perches in the wonderful gingko tree at the front of the house, the peacocks can sometimes be spotted taking a stroll up Corsham High Street!
Our conference meal will once again be held at the super Methuen Arms in Corsham. You will be able to book your place at the meal once registration opens. Please see the Registration page for further details.