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Guildford Institute’s Summer 2016 Programme Out Now

Published on: 7 Mar, 2016
Updated on: 6 Mar, 2016

Are you looking to try something different this summer? The Guildford Institute’s summer programme is out now!

Summer BrochureWith a broad range of courses, talks, visits, music recitals and exhibitions available, the institute aims to offer something for everyone in 2016.

More than 50 courses will be on offer this summer, with subjects including art history, drawing and painting, photography, theatre studies and languages.

A range of health and wellbeing courses will continue, which will seek to help deal with stress, become more mindful and introduce people to meditation.

A cyber security course is also on offer, which explains the potential risks of using online services and provides guidelines for keeping your PC and personal details as safe as possible.

Highlights also include an indoor picnic to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, a special event on the 1916 Battle of the Somme and another looking at the Royal Observer Corps, learning about what over 200,000 men and women, mostly volunteers, did to help defend our country.

In July, local historian and Guildford Dragon NEWS writer David Rose will be giving more of his popular illustrated talks on Guildford’s modern history. Topics will be: buses and commercial vehicles, The cathedral and the Diocese of Guildford, military defences through the ages, and disappearing street scenes.

The Wednesday talks are now free of charge for both institute members and non-members. There are 10 talks this term, including Lewis Carroll in Guildford and the making of War Horse, Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster.

Claire Nodder will give a talk on the devastating fire at Clandon House in 2015, the salvage work that took place and surviving historic features. In addition, there will be an update on the latest news from space.

The institute will be organising a programme of visits, with a guided tour of the Kia Oval International Cricket ground and a coach trip to both Chenies Manor House and Petworth House and Park.

There will be tour to Brighton to see the Royal Pavilion, a palace combining Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Discover the city afterwards and enjoy being  part of buzzing Brighton for the afternoon.

The institute now accepts credit and debit card payments for all of its activities, meaning that it’s never been easier to get involved.

To order a free copy of the new brochure or to make a booking, visit

Or telephone 01483 562142.

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