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Coronovirus - Chairman's message

 MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

See below for services whilst the lockdown continues

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during these extraordinary times.   At the moment, we are unable to meet for lectures but you can stay involved through many free cultural links online through the internet, and with our society via various initiatives from within our Society. 

Click the blue links below.

STAY CONNECTED  - with news from The Arts Society. 
Enjoy the " arts at home " with a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers, published every fortnight and each available for a limited time -- . Our current film is from Mark Hill - The 1960s:  Revolutions in Glass.

INSTANT EXPERT LECTURE - from Doug Gillen who is writing about Street Art and Graffiti.

The Arts Society is implementing  fortnightly online lectures for the general public.


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. If 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.


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

Half price renewal is available

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


ALL VISITS CANCELLED - due to Coronavirus concerns



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