The Guildford Institute

A member of the Guildford and Surrey communities

About The Guildford Institute

The Guildford Institute has a special place in the heart of the local community. It is a unique venue where people of all ages and backgrounds can get together to learn, explore, create and meet old and new friends.

With a wide range of courses, talks, music recitals, clubs and visits, there are many ways to enjoy what’s on offer. Our Library holds both historical and modern volumes so you can research here or read at home, and we manage one of the most important local history archives in the area with a fascinating collection of photographs, playbills, brochures and leaflets and other important documents.

Our programme of activities is always expanding, so if you feel you could make an addition to the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer affordable room hire for external societies and organisations, and our vegetarian restaurant is one of Guildford’s best-kept secrets.

The Guildford Institute is open to everyone and accessible to all: we have a lift and users can access each part of the building without having to use any steps. We also have a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Come and be a part of our extraordinary community.

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Adult Learning Courses: Play Study: Measure for Measure

Not always an easy watch, Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s darkly real comedies. Themes of faith and conscience collide as the heroine Isabella is asked the terrible question: what will you do to save your brother’s life? A play set around the courts of justice and brothels of Vienna, what can this play also tell us of

Shakespeare’s London in the early 1600s?

In a supportive atmosphere participants will read aloud which, as previous students have discovered, really opens up the story, brings new ideas to light and isn't as scary as one might think. This is not an acting class.

Please bring a copy of the play with you.

7-9pm, 5 Wednesdays £62.50

09 Nov– 07 Dec

Adult Learning Courses: Getting Creative: Imagination and Memoirs

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