Corsham Court is an historic, Elizabethan manor house with a significant private art collection owned by the Methuen family. It is set in stunning parkland designed by Capability Brown. From 1946 it was the home of Bath Academy of Art, which later became part of Bath Spa University. Currently, Corsham Court is leased to Bath Spa University which uses it as a centre for its postgraduate research and taught postgraduate programmes such as creative writing, travel and nature writing, children’s literature and the environmental humanities. In addition, our Graduate College and Research Support offices are based here and the campus hosts conferences and short courses. The university offers a range of facilities, including a library, cafe, common rooms, quiet study spaces, well-appointed teaching and conference rooms. Specialist resources include an IT workshop, audio recording pods and a textile workshop. University catering is available to support events here. Large areas of the gardens and grounds are open to university students and staff and the Court’s staterooms can be visited free of charge, when open to the public. The current Director of the Campus is Professor John Strachan.
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