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 2024 Lectures

Claremont & Oxshott Arts Society

Claremont & Oxshott Arts Society (COAS) brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. COAS 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 13 March
The Seine estuary: capturing the 19th-Century imagination
Carole Petipher

Wednesday 10 April
The Borgias: the most infamous family in history
Sarah Dunant

Wednesday 8 May
The History of the Royal Academy
Rosalind Whyte

Wednesday 12 June
Brueghal: the Seasons and the World
Gavin Plumley

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
07964 798791

Friday 16 February
A Day on the Train: Cultural History of Railways
Paul Atterbury

Friday 15 March
Europe at War: Putin's war in Ukraine and the British Commitment
Gordon Corrigan MBE FRHistS

Friday 19 April
Earth's Atmosphere: Our Life Support System
Professor David Phillips, CBE, FRS

Friday 17 May
The Jazz Age and Beyond: Including Film, Demonstrations and Musical Finale
Howard Lawes, Grace Evans, Christie Lee Manning and Dave Allison

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.

To book, phone 07780 606091 or email

Thursday 9 May - Talk and Concert
Talk start time 6.00pm
Concert start time 7.30pm - please see Book Tickets page for more details.

Thursday 16 May - Concert
Concert start time 7.30pm - please see Book Tickets page for more details.

Friday 12 April
The Art of Illusion: Now You See it Now You Don't
Bertie Pearce