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The Glossop Guild was formed in 2009 to promote liberal education in and around the town.


Glossop is a former mill town at the northern end of the Peak District National Park in the United Kingdom. The Guild is a non-profit organisation which endeavours to promote a wide range of courses, all of which we provide for the interests and enlightenment of participants. The Guild aims to select tutors on the basis of their ability to present lively and challenging courses, as well as for their expertise and experience. Members and participants are encouraged to contribute their own views and engage in informative discussion. All courses are open to both members and non-members.

Coronavirus: Update

In light of the clear advice set out by Government, the Guild has regrettably, decided that we should cancel Guild communal events for the time being however we are working on a limited programme of on-line courses for the Summer and Autumn terms.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Challenged by the restrictions imposed by the present Covid 19 pandemic the Guild committee has been working on an online programme of courses using the Zoom App. The first two trial on-line sessions were completed and proved very successful. The courses were intended to fill the void left by the cancellation of our usual Guild summer programme. This was followed by a limited programme of 2 hour courses which have also proved very successful with an average number of 40 attendees.

We are anticipating that the Corvid19 restrictions will necessitate the Autumn programme also being provided on-line.

Autumn Programme 2020

We continue to work on the Autumn Term programme which we had hoped to begin in September as usual, however it seems likely that it will not be possible to hold in-person courses this year. We are of course being guided by the British Government's advice regarding the safety of our members and visitors. The summer trials of the Zoom App have gone well and it is now anticipated that the Autumn programme will be run totally on-line. Further details will be posted shortly.

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