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.

Discover our Spring 2021 Brochure

Our new spring brochure is out! Browse and book our 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 spring term 2021 on our What’s On page.

Coronavirus Update

Following the latest Government announcement on 04 January that England has entered a national lockdown, our building sadly remains closed until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our members, volunteers, staff and visitors to the building, as always, remains of paramount importance to us.

V Café and the Library & Archive will be closed during this period. If you have 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.

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

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

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. Until then, from everyone at the Institute, we hope you keep well and stay safe.

If you need to get in touch during our closure, please email info@guildford-institute.org.uk

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.

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