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Get Active And Learn Something New At The Guildford Institute

Published on: 4 Jul, 2016
Updated on: 4 Jul, 2016

Keep your brain active and learn something new this autumn at the Guildford Institute in Ward Street.

Take part in one of its adult education courses in a relaxed, social setting.

The Guildford Institute's autumn brochure is out now.

The Guildford Institute’s autumn brochure is out now.

More than 50 courses will be on offer this autumn, including a range of art, language, social media, science, health and wellbeing and photography courses.

New courses topics include criminology; learn about the importance of finger printing and DNA profiling in criminal justice.

There will also be new flower arranging courses. Choose from an introduction to flower arranging, flower arranging for autumn or flower arranging for Christmas; master how to make the perfect door wreath as well as wonderful Christmas arrangements to make the perfect finishing touch to your festive Christmas table.

The Guildford Institute also has a packed schedule of special events, talks, visits and a whole host of clubs and societies. With activities running from the start of September to Christmas.

Don’t miss out on a special event – My Times with and the Life of George Orwell. George Orwell’s adopted son, Richard Blair, will reflect upon the various points in Orwell’s life which influenced his work.

It takes place on Thursday, November 17, at 3pm. Tickets cost £6 and include a glass of wine.

Its free Wednesday talks programme includes 12 talks which cover a collection of diverse topics. On September 28 David Rose and Geoff Burch will speak on Dave Salmon – A man and his Camera.

David and Geoff will provide commentary to an impressive collection of the late Dave Salmon’s iconic images of special events and transport in Guildford throughout his lifetime.

A talk titled Mechanisms of Stress on October 12 will highlight what you need to know to learn from your reactions to life’s challenges and how to react positively to stress.

In addition, the institute has planned a coach trip to Brooklands Museum, tickets include a tour of the museum and virtual flight on board the only Concorde with public access in the South East of England.

In November, there will be a visit to Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace is a must for anyone interested in Victorian art and architecture.

The festive season begins with a coach trip to the Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Explore the snow-covered Dickensian streets and Christmas market in a truly great setting.

The market has a wide range of unique stalls, the perfect place to find special Christmas gifts for friends and family.

To order a free copy of the institute’s new brochure or to make a booking visit

Or telephone 01483 562142.

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