Meetings & Social Events Calendar

Check out our social events & calendar to find out more about what is happening and when in Guildford. 

We also post information on meetings organised by other groups that we believe will be of interest to members

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About us & Meetings diary

We are a registered charity whose volunteers aim to provide a forum for debate about the issues affecting our town and borough. We are interested in and dedicated to:

•   Conserving the best of Guildford and its environs
•   Promoting high standards of planning and architecture
•   Influencing the pace and type of development
•   Raising the level of public awareness of local issues

Click Here to see the full text of our objectives and scope.

We always need new members so do Sign Up if you want to be involved in the life of Guildford. Membership currently totals over 500 local people.

Click here to see our membership page and application form

We have specialist scrutiny groups devoted to Planning, Transport, Design and Heritage and the Local Economy of Guildford. We warmly welcome new volunteers who can bring fresh skills  to these groups  and  also to our Social and Membership group who organise our events programme.

We are affiliated to Civic Voice, a nationwide umbrella organisation for Community Associations and Amenity Societies. The Guildford Society is politically neutral, and strictly independent.

We campaign on key issues affecting the town and urban area of Guildford, hold public meetings , lectures, events , visits and interesting talks and more besides.

People may ask what is The Guildford Society ; what does it stand for; what is its purpose ?  Good questions:  For the answers please read our detailed Position Papers which we hope may encourage a wider debate. .

Click here for  Overview                  Click here for  Approaches to Guildford 
Click here for  Good Design            Click here for  High Street 
Click here for  Residential               Click here for   Riverside
Click here for  Vistas, Roofscapes & Skyline 

Please let us know your views


We organise:
•   Exhibitions and lectures
•   Social functions
•   Open meetings to address issues of public concern
•   We sponsor Guildford’s Town Bridge Market

We also:
•   Contribute to Heritage Open Days
•   Produce a variety of publications on Guildford
•   Make Design Awards for outstanding new buildings or renovations
•   Support projects to enhance the townscape e.g. the Bargeman sculpture

 “The Bargeman standing on the Town Wharf linking mediaeval to modern Guildford, was given to the town at the Millennium by The Guildford Society.


Click here to view our Timeline and the About us Archives