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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We need you

You can apply for membership, or renew an existing membership online, or please print the application form and return to the Membership Secretary at the address below. Your subscription year runs from the date of joining the society.

We are just one of over 750 Civic Societies throughout the country, affiliated to the Civic Voice.

Nationally, that’s a lot of people who share the same concerns over their local heritage, and want to promote a pleasant and sustainable environment for present and future generations.

The Guildford Society is politically neutral, and strictly independent. We work both with statutory bodies and voluntary organisations, and are respected by the Authorities for the responses we make to planning and pre-planning proposals.  Nevertheless, our influence is determined not just by the quality of our responses, but the weight of representation of our members’ views.  The more members we have the more we can achieve.

Membership Benefits

Apart from demonstrating your interest in Guildford and its environment, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the activities organised by the Social Committee directly for members’ benefit.  There are many different events to which you will be welcome as members. The programme for the year includes a variety of visits, lectures, and social events for the enjoyment of members. The Newsletters which all members receive, contains substantial and informative articles on local issues.

The Society's membership Secretary is Mr John Shorto, 48 Oakfields, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3AU who will be pleased to receive enquiries.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please send them to:

 I/We wish to join the Guildford Society as:
Individual Member: £15   
Joint members : £25   
Life Membership–Individual : £150   
Life Membership-Joint : £230   
* First name
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 Additional members name if joint membership
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 Phone Number
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  Volunteers to assist in the work of The Guildford Society are always welcome. Please indicate how you might like to contribute
 Gift Aid this and all future subscriptions

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. 

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year.

I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

Please notify the charity or CASC if you:

  1. Want to cancel this declaration
  2. Change your name or home address
  3. No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.


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