The Guildford Institute has launched its digital brochure for the spring term, offering an impressive total of 71 courses and workshops. This term, the Institute plans to welcome more courses and activities back into its beloved historic building, while continuing to offer an extensive range of online courses.

From art history to yoga, and languages to space exploration, whether online or in person, the Institute will have a course to spark your imagination.

In response to the current climate, the Institute has chosen to focus this term’s brochure theme on ‘Professional Skills’. By offering a range of courses aimed at enhancing professional development, the Institute hopes to offer a valuable service to members of the community who may be looking for new employment. Courses will include Develop Your Job Hunting Skills (04 – 11 February), Graphic Design for Beginners (24 February – 10 March) and Master the Basics of WordPress (20 January – 03 February). The Institute has introduced a brand new
concessionary rate for Under 30s, to ensure these courses, along with the programme in general, are as accessible to the community as possible.

This spring, the Institute will continue with its new Window on the World talks on weekday afternoons. People will have the option to attend in person or online and can expect to hear talks on a variety of different topics. To begin with, popular Institute tutor Cherrill Sands will offer two talks on Garden History (27 January and 24 March). Plans for more talks are underway and will be announced via the Institute’s website and social media channels. With a £5 entry fee, attending the talks will support the Institute to continue and grow its much-loved talks programme.

Each term, the Institute supports and promotes the work of local artists through its brochure front cover. This term’s cover is by Surrey photographer ‘Snowboard Paul’ who combines his passion for snowboarding with a keen interest in photography. Specialising in macro photography, the stunning image chosen shows a dew drop on grass transform into a world of reflections, light and shadow.

Courses and workshops for the spring term will run from 07 January to 30 March 2021. Advance booking for the Institute’s courses, workshops and talks is essential. To view the Institute’s spring 2021 brochure or to book on to a course, workshop or talk, please visit