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14 and 15 September: Woking Palace Open Days

September 4, 20132:21 pmLeave a Comment

Part of Heritage Open Days Guided tours throughout each day to introduce visitors to the history and archaeology of this important heritage site. (Last tour 4pm). Members of the Company of Yeoman Archers will be giving demonstrations of this important medieval and Tudor skill using traditional longbows. For a small charge, there will also be […]

14th September: Talk – Long Live The Art School!

September 4, 20132:16 pmLeave a Comment

This talk by Dr Stephen Knottexplores women in arts and technical education in Surrey, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Dr Stephen Knott, Founder Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Craft from the Crafts Study Centre, University for Creative Arts, Farnham. 2:00pm at Surrey History Centre This is a FREE event but seats must be […]

12th September: Talk – Gertrude Jekyll and Sources for Surrey Garden History

September 3, 201310:07 amLeave a Comment

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was not just a gardener. She was an artist, photographer, designer and social historian whose work was highly regarded by her contemporaries and whose influence is still felt today. This talk provides a brief overview of her life and achievements, discusses the wide range of materials relating to Gertrude Jekyll that are […]

13 September: Talk – Who Do You Think They Were? – Discovering the Lives and Experiences of Our Ancestors

September 3, 20139:50 amLeave a Comment

This talk by Julian Pooley, Heritage Public Services Manager, discusses the amazing variety of sources that can be used to build up a picture of the past lives and experiences of our ancestors. Early illustrations, poor law papers, session rolls, records of institutions, personal letters and diaries can all tell us a great deal about […]

20 August – 21 September: Display – UCA: Long Live the Art School

August 21, 201311:20 amLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre is hosting a display from the archives of the University for the Creative Arts, celebrating the history of tertiary art education in Surrey, from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. FREE open display in the foyer at Surrey History Centre during normal opening hours. Surrey History Centre 130 Goldsworth Road Woking […]

31 August: Finds Bootcamp: An Introduction to Archaeological Finds

July 11, 201311:50 amLeave a Comment

This informal study day for adults will provide an introduction to the study of finds in archaeology. The day will consider the importance of artefacts as well as how they are processed and recorded, and will focus on the wide variety of finds that can be uncovered. You will get the chance to view and […]

27 July – 31 August: Marvellous Meals. FREE drop-in Family Activities

July 11, 201311:36 amLeave a Comment

Come along and get creative with an exciting range of ‘food through the ages’ themed craft activities suitable for 2 – 13 year olds. Parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their children. At Surrey History Centre, during normal opening hours. Surrey History Centre 130 Goldsworth Road Woking GU21 6ND Tel: 01483 518737 E-mail: [email protected] Click here […]

April – September: Foodie i-spy challenge.

July 11, 201311:29 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Museums are open throughout the summer! Why not pick up a leaflet for the ‘Foodie i-spy challenge’ from your local museum or library? Join in and see if you can spy any of the 20 food-themed artefacts inside Surrey’s museums. It’s fun for all the family with a chance to win an invitation to […]

4th September: Reading Old Handwriting: Palaeography Workshop

July 11, 201310:29 amLeave a Comment

An introductory session with archivists from Surrey Heritage to help you read 16th and 17th century handwriting. You will have the chance to practise reading from copies of items held in the archive. This workshop is aimed at beginners and those wishing to brush up their skills. 10:30am – 12:30pm at Surrey History Centre Tickets […]

4 July 4pm – 7.30pm: Eagle Radio Needs You! Free Event

June 28, 20135:12 pmLeave a Comment

Eagle Radio will be at Surrey History Centre on Thursday 4 July 2013 4pm – 7.30pm Do you ever go to the pictures at the Gaumont? How about an evening at the Atalanta? Do you remember any local colourful characters? What did your local high street look like when you were young? Is there a […]