Shaping the future of Poltimore House - RSA

Shaping the future of Poltimore House

Fellowship events

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Poltimore House, EX4 0AU

This interactive event will provide Fellows with an opportunity to visit the House & Grounds, learn more about the Trust’s current thinking, and share ideas and experience to help shape the way ahead. 

In the early hours of 9th April 2024, Poltimore House suffered a devastating arson attack, resulting in the destruction of much of its interior. This historic House near Exeter was originally the home of the Bampfylde family, subsequently serving as a school, nursing home, NHS hospital and care home. It then suffered a long period of neglect and vandalism before coming into the ownership of Poltimore House Trust, a registered charity. The Trust had been making good progress over the last couple of years towards restoration of the House & Grounds as a hub for the arts, creative businesses, communities, education and wellbeing. Fortunately, the structure of the mansion remains largely intact, and the challenge for the Trust is now “where next?” 

Refreshments will be available throughout the session. 

This session will be hosted by RSA Fellow Peter Totterdill. Peter’s career has focused on building bridges between academic knowledge and practice. He is a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, a not-for-profit organisation created to help public and private sector organisations achieve enhanced performance and better working lives. Peter was previously Professor of Workplace Innovation and Director of the Work Institute at Nottingham Trent University, and has recently held Visiting Professorships at Kingston University London and Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius. He has chaired Poltimore House Trust since October 2021. 

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