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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.

With the Autumn programme now completed  we move forward with the start of our Spring 2020 term. This term we are offering a total of 14 different courses and single lectures in the period January to March. As well as our regular team of lecturers we have been fortunate to procure the services of some very eminent new speakers. This term also includes another in our successful series "In Conversation " with Stella Massey a successful barrister (see below). 

Courses are now available for booking from this website via the courses pages.

These are just a few of the subjects we will be covering this Spring - Book Now to avoid disappointment


What has this man to do with Pandora's box?

This film produced in 1944 was regarded as the best ever screen adaptation of Shakespeare's work. This is your chance to see why.

Is the treatment of this chicken ethical? This is just one of the subjects to be discussed on our course, "Ethics and Society"

Glossop Guild in Conversation

"Glossop Guild in Conversation" is a new venture  for the Guild which proved very successful in the Spring 2019 term when we interviewed Her Honour Judge Diana Eagleston and later in the year talked with BBC screen writer Debbie Horsfield.

We have living within our community some very talented and successful people. Have you ever wondered what motivated them or how they got to where they are? They might have a successful career, it could be an unusual job, it could be an accolade they have achieved. They are not necessarily public speakers but they might be willing to share there experiences with us in the form of a question and answer session.  


In the 2019 Autumn term we invited Danny Brocklehurst a BAFTA and International Emmy award winning Screenwriter famous for amongst many others, "Ordinary Lies" and "Shameless" TV series, to tell us a little about his career and answer your questions. 

We will now  be following  that up in the Spring 2020 term with another "In Conversation " with Stella Massey a successful barrister with over 30 years of experience in criminal law. 

Danny Brocklehurst

Stella Massey

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I enjoyed that course can we have more?

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

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