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Courses, Talks, Visits And More With The Guildford Institute’s New Spring Brochure

Published on: 18 Nov, 2022
Updated on: 18 Nov, 2022

Independent educational charity the Guildford Institute has launched its spring brochure for the local community and beyond.

With nearly 80 activities on offer, ranging from courses and talks, to visits and events, it’s set to be another jam-packed term that runs from January 4 to April 5.

Coinciding with a number of anniversaries in 2023, the Guildford Institute will celebrate innovation and exploration with a variety of events based around the focus of journeys and discoveries.

The focus events will range from learning about the achievements of Surrey scientists to the travels of explorers and boundary-pushing artists.

Find out about innovation close to home with Surrey’s Space Programme, or celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary through poetry, or venture further afield and explore the traditional custom of The Grand Tour as a journey of discovery through Europe.

The Guildford Institute will continue to offer a wide range of activities, with 66 courses, seven talks, three visits and one special event to choose from.

Delve into the world of art history with an evening lecture on artist William Morris, enjoy a bespoke private tour of Abbot’s Hospital or hear an afternoon talk on world-famous fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Following on from the departure of the Guildford Institute’s long-standing tenant, the Royal Bank of Scotland, in March 2022, combined with the impact of Covid-19, it is now facing a significant financial impact.

Manager Amy Rice said: This term, we are excited to offer a unique take on our focus titled Journeys and Discoveries, encompassing a wide range of achievements, disciplines and subjects.

“Like many other small charities, we are facing challenges as a result of the wider economic circumstances within which we all find ourselves. A great way to support us is by booking on to our spring programme of activities – we would be hugely grateful and hope it will bring you enjoyment too!”

ix Feathers by Lisa Howard.

This term’s brochure cover, Six Feathers, is by photographer and printmaker Lisa Howard.

Using the oldest form of cameraless photography, her cyanotype prints capture a moment in time impossible to replicate.

Advance booking for all activities is essential.

To order a free copy of the Institute’s spring brochure, call 01483 562142 or email

For more information, or to make a booking, visit

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