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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.

Post Covid Courses

Due to the popularity of our online courses during the recent pandemic and at the request of members, we will continue to offer both venue and online (Zoom) based courses in the forthcoming term.

Another successful autumn term is over and so we turn our attention to the spring 2023 term. Maggie Mooney and the rest of the Guild committee have been hard at work compiling yet another diverse programme. This term we have a new face on our lecturing team - David Toft who will talk about a country walk that took place in 1932 and is still very much remembered in Glossop to this day - The Kinder Scout mass trespass. We will also be welcoming back to the lecturing team one of our founding members Bob Callow who will be telling us a tale of Skulduggery on the Isle of Rhum! Bob will also be treating us to the story of the humble sugar beet via our Zoom sessions. There are of course lots more lectures and courses this term which are explained in full on our courses pages. 

Due to popular demand we have maintained a mix of online (Zoom) courses and venue courses based in Glossop. Courses commence on 16th January 2023 and run until the end of March.

You can make an early booking NOW by selecting the appropriate course page on the orange buttons.

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Some of the subjects in our spring 2023 programme

AGM 2023

The Guild 2023 AGM will be held at Glossop Labour Club, Glossop on 12th April 2023. More information about this can be obtained on the Events page of this website.

As a small non profit organisation Glossop Guild are exempt from registration with the ICO for data protection act purposes. Nevertheless any personal details you give us directly, or via our course booking process, will only be used for Glossop Guild purposes,  and maintained in accord with General Data Protection regulation principles.

I enjoyed that course can we have more?

If you have any suggestions for lectures that you think our tutors might consider or you have heard a lecture elsewhere that you think might be appropriate for the Guild please contact us by email. We value your input.

If you wish to send us feedback on any of the courses you have attended please use the button below.


Glossop Guild Committee

I would like to pay for courses on this website but I don't have a PayPal account!

Did you know that you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay for courses on this site? To book a course on the courses page just select "Buy Lectures", this takes you to the "secure payments" page, then select "check out" (not "checkout with PayPal); then on the next page select "pay by debit or credit card" which is the option towards the bottom of the page. Fill in your details and follow the prompts. When the transaction is completed you will be given a transaction number which serves as your receipt - no further receipt for the course is required.

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