Join our community as a member of The Guildford Institute. Membership saves you money and is excellent value. Support our charity whilst enjoying a range of benefits including discounts on courses, events, in V Café and Biddles of Guildford, alongside termly coffee mornings and exclusive borrowing rights in our Library.

Gift Memberships

We also offer Gift Memberships, the perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities. Click here to find out more.

The benefits include:

Discount on Institute courses, visits and events

Waiting List

Priority on waiting lists for all Institute activities

V Cafe

Tasty Thursdays – 10% discount in V Café on Thursdays

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10% off stationery and art supplies in Biddles of Guildford year-round

Windows on the World Talks

Priority booking for Window on the World talks

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Termly members’ coffee morning

Access to member-only events

10% discount on room hire

Guildford Institute updates via email

Free entry to a selection of clubs


Our memberships run for a full calendar year from the date of purchase.

Single Membership

1 Full Year


One Year Only

Joint Membership

1 Full Year


One Year Only

Single life Membership

£ 580.00

Joint life Membership

£ 900.00

Gift Aid

Gift Aid allows us to claim tax back from the Government on your membership subscription. Gift Aid significantly increases The Guildford Institute’s income each year. If you would like to fill in a Gift Aid form online, please click here.

Alternatively download the form below and either email the completed form to or post it to: The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH.

Membership of The Guildford Institute has proved to be nothing short of delightful. Where else can you find sociability, excellent and reasonably-priced courses, memorable trips, a high standard of weekly talks, a fascinating library and a tempting Café ? All available to the general public, but only membership gives you discounts, borrowing rights, a magazine and regular updates. We have been members since before The Institute re-claimed its independence in 2008, and will continue to be so, with the greatest pleasure, as it goes from strength to strength.

Steph and Neil Chambers