Lecture series by local societies have formed an integral part of The Menuhin Hall's programme of events from the outset, with The Arts Society, East Surrey Area as well as the Claremont & Oxshott Arts Society and Surrey U3A all holding regular lectures here.

The auditorium's acoustic is particularly well suited to lectures, offering two different screens for accompanying DVD/video footage, slide shows and presentations. Hearing loops are provided to assist the hard of hearing.

On a number of occasions lecture days will also feature short taster performances by The Menuhin School's pupils.

Spring/Summer 2023 Lectures

Claremont & Oxshott Arts Society

Claremont Arts Society brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Their events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants with the aim of creating a better, healthier and more connected society.

To book, contact Patricia Corben
01932 240505

Doors open 1.45pm
Event 2.15pm

Wednesday 8 March
The Frick, The Wallace and their connection to Knole
Hillary Williams

Wednesday 12 April
Field of the Cloth of Gold
Jo Mabbutt

Wednesday 10 May
Baroque on a Roll: classical music in the modern media
Tony Rawlins

Wednesday 14 June
The Partnership of Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens
Tom Duncan

Surrey U3A

There are more than twenty U3As in Surrey offering opportunities to 'Learn, Laugh and Live' (as in their strapline) in small interest groups covering scores of different subjects and activities. Surrey U3A will be offering the option of either physical or virtual attendance.

Study days: 9.30am - 4pm

To book, contact Denise Dobbs

Friday 17 March
A Study Day on Poetry
Steven Fowler, James Haddow and Roger McGough

Friday 21 April
The Story of Polar Exploration and Arctic Frontiers in a Changing Climate
John Ash and Robert Headland, Scott Polar
Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Friday 19 May
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Professor Hugh Williamson
University of Oxford

Friday 16 June
The Vikings and Their Influence in the World
Imogen Corrigan

The Arts Society, East Surrey Area

The Arts Society, East Surrey Area is a leading arts charity widely acknowledged for its valuable contribution to arts education and heritage conservation. Members enjoy high quality and wide-ranging lectures, special events and volunteering activities.

Tickets available from The Menuhin Hall box office.
01932 559400

Saturday 13 May Talk and Concert
Talk start time 6.00pm
Concert start time 7.30pm

Saturday 13 May
The Arts Society, East Surrey Area, in a publicity partnership with the Surrey Hills International Music Festival, are offering their members and friends the Summer Festival finale on 13 May with a pre-concert talk by music lecturer Katy Hamilton and a performance by the Sitkovetsky Trio and Friends.

The evening will feature Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ performed by the Trio, who will then be joined by two of The Menuhin School’s students to perform Dvorak’s chamber masterpiece second Piano Quintet.