Glossop Lion 1847


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. After the success of our on-line Summer 2020 and Autumn 2020 programmes we are continuing to offer our courses using the internet. We are hoping to run some venue based courses from October 2021

Summer Term 2021 - Cancelled 

Unfortunately due to the present Covid19 situation we are unable to bring you our usual summer programme of courses and visits. Our new courses for the autumn term will begin again in October.  In the meantime our friends at "Zooming through the past" are running a series of historically based lectures which we can recommend to members. For more details contact Dr Alan Sennett or use the link:-

Special arrangements for AGM

Due to the ongoing situation with the pandemic special arrangements have been made to conduct the 2021 Guild AGM by email. More information about this can be obtained on the Events page of this website.

Autumn Programme 2021 

The spring term programme has been very well received and achieved very encouraging numbers of attendees. A poll of our members has revealed that a majority of the Guild members would like to continue with a mix of Zoom and venue based lectures as we gradually get back to a more normal life-style, post Covid19.  To this end our course organiser Maggie Mooney and all the committee members are presently working on a new programme of courses for the Autumn that will include both on-line lectures and venue based lectures. It is quite a challenge to organise in these two different ways especially with the continued uncertainty surrounding future government guidance on Covid19. Having said that the courses pencilled in so far look very exciting. More details to follow ............

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