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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 after the success our on-line Summer programme we are planning  a further programme of on-line courses in the Autumn.

The Autumn Term programme has now been finalised  and will begin in September as usual. 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. (If current circumstances regarding Coronavirus change we will of course consider running a limited programme of courses in person as before.)

Please note that Patrick Harding's course on 26th November 2020 "The Oak in Legend, History & Natural History" has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to provide an alternative, the details of which are yet to be arranged.

Autumn Programme 2020  - 

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