Coronovirus - Chairman's message


I am sure we are all astonished and dismayed at how quickly events have overtaken us and we hope you are all keeping well and managing to cope with the various kinds of isolation we are experiencing.

The Arts Society is implementing  some new services for for our members ( including on-line art films and lectures)  CLICK for details.

To benefit you will need to be a member to take advantage of these exciting new ways of keeping in touch. If you haven't already done so, please  assist us please by renewing your membership for the reduced fee. CLICK HERE,  or apply for a partial refund if you have already renewed for the whole year., See the Chairman's regular e-mail's to members for details.



For more than 40 years, Runnymede has been hosting some of the art world’s most eclectic and diverse speakers, from the established to the cutting edge, all in an informal and friendly atmosphere. 

Whether it is Grayson Perry or Charles Dickens, the Runnymede programme is as diverse as it is fascinating. Runnymede’s aim is to spark enthusiasm in even the most sceptical visitor, prompting members to delve deeper into the subject. Started in the early days of NADFAS (now known as AS), Runnymede was the 23rd to be opened and helped to pioneer what is now a 365-strong international organisation.    

Lectures are never dull – acclaimed, AS-accredited speakers from the world of television and academia bring the artistic world to life. There’s no waiting list, the first taster lecture is free and the group always welcomes new faces. Just turn up and look for our 'Welcome Desk'  (Click Where We Meet to find details)

Runnymede offers far more than the monthly programme: an annual special interest day; visits to places of interest, including the theatre; and current volunteer projects. Alongside 17 fellow societies, Runnymede also helps to make up the West Surrey Area grouping, working together to arrange larger bespoke events.

We are pleased to welcome new members to our Society, at any time of the year. Just turn up (click -  Where We Meet to find details)  and look for our 'Welcome Desk'. 

For  a full description of details for 'Joining Us'  CLICK HERE



Please do not come to a lecture:-

1 If you have a cough or are sneezing.

2   ff you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus or is waiting for a test result 

3  If you or anyone you have come into contact with has been to any of the high risk countries.


Several members also belong to Spelthorne U3A Art Appreciation Group .
Please click on this link to see information about them and their events.


Where We Meet

We hope you will renew your membership for 2020-2021 ...          click here for FULL  RENEWAL

Half price renewal is available HERE

To join as a new member ...               CLICK HERE for details                




due to Coronavirus concerns