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CLA South West: Womens Network- Talk from Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke followed by a 2-course lunch

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To celebrate international women’s day and our CLA Women’s Network,  here in the southwest we will be having a presentation at Mapperton Estate from Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke on her master’s research of Alberta Sturges followed by a 2-course lunch.

Julie is an American entrepreneur, yoga instructor and television personality. Her most recent series ‘An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates’ aired in the UK and US.

 On 25 July 1905 Alberta Sturges, born 1877 in Chicago, made a truly life-altering marriage to George Montagu.  Eleven years later, on the death of his father, George became 9th Earl of Sandwich and she the Countess.  The couple moved into Hinchingbrooke House, the family’s ancestral seat since 1627.  Their marriage would last an impressive 46 years untll Alberta’s death in 1951.  Alberta’s story reveals a tapestry woven with threads of love, duty, and personal fulfilment, set against the rich backdrop of a storied family legacy in a period of profound societal change.  

To find out more about Mapperton please click here

The CLA Women's Network was set up in 2020 by CLA Director General Sarah Hendry to encourage more women to be active in the CLA and create networking, mentoring and social opportunities for members.

To find out more about the CLA Women's Network, please visit our webpage or contact the CLA Southwest office for more information and how to get involved. 

This event is open to all so please do bring friends, family and colleagues along.


Duck Confit or vegetarian alternative followed by Rhubarb Fool

Red or White wine, sparkling Elderflower and tea/coffee is included.

Any dietary requirements should be notified at the time of booking. 


12.30pm- Arrival and introduction to the Women’s Network by Ann Maidment

12.35am- Presentation from Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke on her master’s research of Alberta Sturges

1.05pm- 2-Course Lunch

2.40pm- Depart or visit the gardens after lunch at a discount of £10.00 per person.

For more information or assistance with your booking please contact the CLA Southwest office on 01249 700200 or

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Event Details

Friday 8 March 2024
12:30PM - 2:45PM
Mapperton House & Gardens, Mapperton Estate, DT8 3NR
£54.00pp inc VAT