Whilst principally built with concert performances in mind, lectures have formed an integral part of The Menuhin Hall's programme of events from the outset, with Surrey U3A Network, Claremont Arts Society, Art Fund Surrey Fundraising Committee and The Arts Society East Surrey Area 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, presentations, etc. We also provide hearing loops to assist the hard of hearing.

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Please contact Alice Benzing, Hall Manager to discuss your individual requirements on 01932 584408 or email alice.benzing@menuhinschool.co.uk

Forthcoming events

Claremont Arts Society

Claremont Arts Society meets nine times a year at the Menuhin Hall for lectures on a wide variety of subjects. All lectures are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except August).

Doors open 7.30pm
Lecture 8-9.15pm

Contact Christine Pockson
Tel 01372 467621
Email capockson@aol.com

Visit http://www.claremontdfas.org.uk/ for more information.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

The Drama behind the Taj Mahal, the life and times of Shaj Jahan

Oliver Everett

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Let there be light: the Art and Science of Light in Painting

Alexandra Drysdale

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Vivaldi in Venice

Peter Medhurst

Wednesday 6 December 2017

The Inventors of Christmas

Alan Read

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Tintoretto and the Scuola di San Rocco, Venice

Sian Walters

Surrey Universities of the Third Age

Universities of the Third Age (U3A) are educational self-help organisations for the retired or semi-retired. There are twenty four in Surrey with around 20000 members. The U3As draw on the wealth of knowledge and experience of their members to set up study groups and common interest groups and to organise recreational activities. U3A activities take place in their own locality but study days for members across Surrey are held at the Menuhin Hall once a month (except for January, July, August and December). The study days are held on the third Friday of the month and are full day events.

Contact John Kennedy
Telephone - 01372 273561
Email - surreyu3astudyday@btinternet.com

Study days run from 9.30am (for registration) to 4pm

Visit www.u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork for details of the future programme.

Friday 15 September 2017

All Change: Avante Garde Art in the first half of the 20th Century

Barry Graham

Friday 20 October 2017

Plagues and Pestilence: Past and Present

Dr Tim Mason

Friday 17 November 2017

Four Aspects of Military History

David Williams

Friday 16 February 2018

Making Sense of Militant Islam

Anne Davison

Art Fund Surrey Fundraising Committee

For over 110 years Art Fund Surrey have supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy. Lectures are held once a month at the Menuhin Hall (except December, June and July).

Contact Diana Geering
Tel 01252 790422
Email adgeering@btinternet.com

Visit www.artfund.org/surrey

Coffee is served at 10am

Lecture 10.30am - 12pm concluding with a glass of wine.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Museo del Prado: One of the world's greatest museums

Gail Turner

Thursday 10 October 2017

Like Mother, Like Son: the Lives and Work of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo

Ann Clements

Tuesday 14 November 2017


Tom Duncan

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Secrets of the Serail: Behind the scenes at the Ottoman Court

Sue Rollin

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Piero della Francesca - Modern Painter of the Renaissance

Eveline Eaton

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. Lectures are held at the Menuhin Hall twice a year.

Contact Ann Hollywood
Tel 01883 712978
Email annholly34@hotmail.co.uk

Friday 10 November 2017

10 am to 1 pm

Special Interest Morning:

Tyrants and Martyrs of Imperial Russia: A History of the Romanov Dynasty

Douglas Skeggs