What’s on at The Guildford Institute

Our termly programme includes a range of activities, such as courses, talks and events. We offer affordable room hire and we’re home to a vegetarian and vegan café and a historic Library and Archive.

View our Summer Brochure

Our new summer brochure is out! Browse and book events through our digital brochure to the right, which includes links to each of our courses, making it easier for you to book. Alternatively, you can browse the summer term 2021 on our What’s On page.

Coronavirus Update

We are delighted to announce that we plan to open our doors again on 1 June! Further details about our reopening will be announced in due course. The safety and wellbeing of our members, volunteers, staff and visitors to the building, as always, remains of paramount importance to us.

Until our reopening, our digital Institute community will remain as strong as ever. We have plenty of online courses, workshops and talks to get involved in – please take a look at our online programme and find something to spark your imagination.

V Café and the Library & Archive remain closed for the time being. If you have Library books that will soon become overdue, please do not worry about returning them for now. In an effort to keep our users safe, our Visits and Special Events will continue not to take place for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to keep in touch via our e-newsletter, social media channels and will post regular updates on our website. 

If you need to contact us, please email info@guildford-institute.org.uk

We would like to thank you all for your support and understanding during this time and look forward to welcoming you back to the Institute when our activities can resume in June. Until then, from everyone at the Institute, we hope you keep well and stay safe.

About Us

Since 1834 The Guildford Institute has been working for and with the local community. Today our enthusiastic Board of Trustees and staff team work alongside a dedicated group of volunteers to ensure the Institute continues to make a difference.

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V Café provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients. 

V Cafe at The Guildford Institute

Room Hire

Competitive room hire available within our centrally-located Grade II listed building.

Room Hire at The Guildford Institute

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