The 2012/2013 season marks the 87th anniversary of the founding of Wilmslow Guild. I should like to take this opportunity to welcome new and old members, some of who have been supporting the Guild over many years, others who are new to the type of liberal lifelong learning which has traditionally taken place in this unique organisation and of which the Guild is justifiably proud. In recent years membership has been approximately 3000. With the number of courses increasing this year we hope that the number of members will continue to grow.
The Guild currently receives no grant aid from national or local government and as such we are asking members who are UK tax payers to consider gift aiding their membership fees. Please see page 41 of the Prospectus, or the note at the foot of the Enrolment page for further details.
Paul A. Riordan - Principal
Wilmslow Guild from the car park.
Photograph: © Michael Wood 2010
The Wilmslow Guild is an independent centre for adult education, a registered charity. Membership of the Guild is open to all aged 18 and over. The Guild does not have any political or sectarian affiliation or bias. It is entirely self-funding through fees; it occasionally receives kind donations and philanthropic sponsorship.
Founded in 1926 the original aims of the Guild remain proudly unchanged:
“To provide a centre in which men and women may find opportunities for the enrichment of life through education, fellowship and co-operative effort for the welfare of the community”
With only four paid administrative staff, the Guild is run largely by volunteers who determine policy and deal with enrolment and office administration. The clubs, groups and societies also depend on volunteers to implement the planning and organisation of their programmes and activities; without them, the opportunities offered by the Guild would be severely curtailed. Members who volunteer their experience and expertise are welcomed.
New volunteers from all walks of life are always welcome. The Guild endeavours to offer a broad and varied curriculum with something for everyone.
We hope that you will enjoy the courses and activities offered and look forward to your participation.
Guild Prospectus 2012-2013
The Prospectus for the 2012-13 season is available for download from this site please click here
A printed version of this Prospectus is available from the Guild and local libraries.
Alternatively if you send a self addressed A5-sized envelope with a large-letter second class stamp (69p) on it, we will post a copy to you.
Please see the Guild Diary page for planned dates for 2012-2013.
The Topic Index page gives links to most of the activities in the Guild's current programme, including most courses, day schools, and the fifteen group, clubs and societies. That page gives hints on how to use the index.
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A corner of the Common Room
Photograph: © Michael Wood 2010
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