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

Autumn Winter 2018/19 Lectures

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 5 September 2018

Gilded Glories: The Fascinating History of Gilded Decoration

Jo Mabbutt

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Stranger at the Door: Representation of the Other in Art

Lydia Bauman

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Home is where the Art is: The Renaissance Palace Interior

Dr James Lindow

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Happy Christmas the Roman Way!

Gillian Hovell

Wednesday 6 February 2019

From Downton to Gatsby

Andrew Prince

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 21 September 2018

Development of Major Infrastructure Projects

John Kennedy & others

Friday 19 October 2018

Music Therapy

Ursula Steiger & others

Friday 16 November 2018

The Development of Agriculture

Staff of Royal Agricultural University

Friday 15 February 2019

Philosophy in a Day!

Marianne Talbot

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 surrey@artfund.org.uk

Visit www.artfund.org/surrey

Coffee is served at 10am

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

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Northern Lights: Danish Art and Design c.1800 - 1960

Dr Anne Ander

Tuesday 23 October 2018

'The Dregs of the People Remain': The Black Death and its Aftermath

Imogen Corrigan

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Icons and the Sacred Art of Russia

Andrew Spira

Thursday 17 January 2019

Renaissance Women: Artists, Patrons and Subjects

Sian Walters

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Breeches, Bonnets and Bags: British Fashion in Art through the Centuries

Rosalind Whyte

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. Special Interest Mornings are held at the Menuhin Hall twice a year.

Contact Jo Edna Corbyn
Tel 07758 097003
Email ciao2005@hotmail.co.uk

Website: http://theartssocietyeastsurreyarea.org.uk/Special...

Friday 9 November 2018

10 am to 1 pm

Special Interest Morning:

The Forbidden City: The Secrets of China's Imperial Palace and Museum

Anne Haworth