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  • Life at Home: Discover the Past

    11th September 2020

    Take some time to discover the past as Margaret Westwood tells us about Jenny Frendo’s online course, The Experience of Childhood.

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  • How Doodling helps you Slow Down and Unwind

    07th August 2020

    Pen, paper and no pressure. Artist and creativity coach Sarah Jane Vickery examines how the simple act of doodling can help you slow down and unwind.

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  • Life in Lockdown: Past & Present

    30th June 2020

    Margaret Westwood shares her thoughts on life in lockdown and considers the parallels between the plague of 1606 and the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Vegan Tagine Recipe: Taste of Morocco

    12th June 2020

    V Café’s vegan tagine recipe is full of authentic Moroccan flavours. It’s quick to prepare and an easy way to create a healthy dish for all the family.

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  • Namibia: A Spontaneous Adventure

    27th May 2020

    Join Sue Yearley in her Namibian adventure! In this blog, she shares her travelling experiences in a beautiful country of incredibly diverse landscapes.

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  • Blogging for Beginners: Some Top Tips

    27th April 2020

    Claire Dee shares her top tips on how to get started in the world of blogging. What better during this lockdown than to start learning new skills?

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  • Culture in Quarantine!

    08th April 2020

    We’re committed to promoting access to the arts during the Coronavirus Lockdown through our online programme and by promoting the efforts of others.

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  • Wednesday Talk in Brief: Medieval Sex, Marriage & Plague

    23rd March 2020

    After the postponement of last week’s Wednesday talk, Brian Creese shines a light on sex, marriage and the church in the Dark Ages.

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  • An Inspiring Introduction to Street Photography

    11th December 2019

    Lisa Taylor serves as a Trustee on the Institute’s Board and recently gave Peter Merry’s Street Photography workshop her best shot!

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  • V Café Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

    01st November 2019

    Celebrate World Vegan Day with Nick and Ian’s chocolate cake! The chefs share their 9 simple steps to chocolate cake heaven.

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  • Sharon Wright – The Writer’s Bookshelf

    15th October 2019

    After her sell-out Guildford Book Festival event held at the Institute, ‘The Mother of the Brontës’ author Sharon Wright shares some of her literary treasures.

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  • Janet Crowe Becomes New Chairperson

    05th September 2019

    Janet Crowe became our new Chairperson on Thursday 5 September 2019 and hopes to build on the work of previous Chair, Sandra Robinson.

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  • Tammy Ellis’ Sorolla Course

    18th August 2019

    Sorolla was a Spanish painter, much revered in his native country, and admired in Europe and America, but little known here.

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  • Vegetable Fritters Recipe

    16th August 2019

    Nick Humble and Ian Loffel, from V Café at the Institute, share one of their delicious vegetarian recipes.

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  • Staffing Update; Vicky Pursey returns from maternity leave

    15th August 2019

    Vicky Pursey on her return to work and new role as Volunteer and Projects Assistant at The Guildford Institute.

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  • From the Library Archives: The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers

    14th August 2019

    Volunteers working on digitising the Scrapbooks in the Library’s archive reveal Guildford from the 1880s to the 1930s.

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  • You Cannot Be Serious! Tales of a Wimbledon Umpire

    13th August 2019

    With only days until the Wimbledon season commenced we welcomed former Wimbledon Umpire, Alan Hayes MBE, to The Guildford Institute.

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  • Power of The Mind

    12th August 2019

    Our mind is amazing, we just need to learn how to stop that critical voice that keeps telling us we are not good enough, or not worthy.

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  • What’s it like to be a Trustee?

    10th August 2019

    What I enjoy about being a Trustee is that you do get to use your brain as well as your professional experiences and life skills.

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  • Tight muscles? Do you want to improve your flexibility?

    09th August 2019

    I specialise in the Body-mind Connection working with Reiki, Mindfulness, Bach Flower Remedies and various massage techniques.

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