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Heritage events

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 – Keep the Memory Alive

  • On 27 January 2014, Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, through Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides. We also remember those who were able to escape oppression and make a new life for themselves in this country.
  • Free display at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Tuesday 20 January - Saturday 31 January during normal opening hours

LGBT History Month 10th Anniversary Display

  • Free display at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Wednesday 4 February - Saturday 28 February 2015 during normal opening hours
  • Find out what Surrey’s LGBT icons did during the First World War and learn more about Surrey’s LGBT support organisations.

Surrey History Centre celebrates LGBT History Month 2015.  LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

Drop-in LGBT Coffee Morning with Outline

  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Saturday 21 February 2015, 10am-12.30pm
  • Come and meet members of Outline, Surrey’s LGBT support organisation. Enjoy coffee and cake and a behind the scenes tour (11.00am)

Family history research made easy!  Thursdays

  • Looking to research your family history but don't know where to start?   Run by genealogists and archivists, this six week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research, as well as providing many tips of the trade.
  • For course details and dates please see the PDF at the bottom of this page. 
  • Thursdays 5 February - 12 March 10am - 1pm
  • £60 - can only be booked as a complete 6 week course
  • Please Book Online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Family history research made easy!  Saturdays

  • Looking to research your family history but don't know where to start? Run by genealogists and archivists, this six week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research, as well as providing many tips of the trade.
  • For course details and dates please see the PDF at the bottom of this page.
  • Saturdays 10am - 1pm
  • £15 per individual session
  • 10 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 6 June. 
  • Please Book Online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

GIS-Enabled Tithe and OS maps of Surrey

  • A one day course at Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
  • Saturday 7 February 2015 11am – 3.15pm (Registration from 10.30am)
  • Tutor David Young
  • Fee £10
  • Surrey History Centre is launching a new range of ‘seamless’ GIS-enabled digital tithe and 25inch OS maps of Surrey. This course will provide an introduction to the maps and the software needed to use them.
  • For course details and more about the maps, please see the PDF at the bottom of this page.
  • Please Book Online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Troublesome Tudors

  • Tuesday 17 February to Saturday 21 February 2015 during normal opening hours
  • At Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
  • Enjoy fun crafts like making a jesters hat, your very own tudor palace and much more with our free drop in family activities!
  • Parent/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children 

Military Ancestry Roadshow

  • Saturday 18 April 2015 10.30am - 4.00pm
  • Andy Robertshaw at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Tickets, including refreshments, £5 until 31 August, thereafter £6.  Please Book Online.  Tickets can also be bought in person from Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library. Credit card bookings can be made by telephone on 01483 543599, a small handling charge may apply.
  • Do you have medals, items of uniform, photos, letters or other ephemera from your family’s military past? Our panel of experts will help you identify them, guide you to further information sources and reveal what these items say about your relative’s military history.  No financial valuations will be given. Emphasis will be placed on the historical value of the items. You are welcome to bring along items from any military period although we would prefer you left live ammunition at home.
  • This event is part of Surrey Libraries’ War and Words programme of commemorative events for the First World War Centenary.

Surrey in the Age of Magna Carta

  • An exciting day of talks exploring the significance of Magna Carta and the history of Surrey in the thirteenth century
  • Saturday 9 May 2015 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND
  • Tickets £15 includes tea and coffee
  • Please Book Online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737

9.45 – 10.45am Professor Nigel Saul
Magna Carta and English history

  • Nigel Saul is Professor of Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London and a member of the Magna Carta 800 Committee. His many books include Richard II (1997) and Death, Art, and Memory in Medieval England: The Cobham Family and their Monuments 1300-1500 (2001).

10.45 - 11.45am Rob Poulton
A Landscape Transformed: Surrey in the Thirteenth Century

  • Rob Poulton is Senior Archaeological Adviser to Surrey County Archaeological Unit and has published widely on the archaeology of medieval Surrey including the sites of Chertsey Abbey and Guildford Castle. He is currently excavating the 12th century moated manor of Woking Palace.

12.00 - 1.00pm Dr David Stone
The Economy and Society of the Runnymede Region in the age of Magna Carta

  • David Stone was the first joint Oxbridge Research Fellow and has published widely on the medieval economy and society, his first book being Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture (2005). He is currently editing the medieval Esher manorial accounts for publication by Surrey Record Society in 2016

1.45 - 2.45pm Dr Naomi Sykes, University of Nottingham
People and Other Animals in the Age of Magna Carta

  • Naomi Sykes is Associate Professor of Zooarchaeology, Nottingham University. Her publications include Beastly Questions:Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues (2014) and The Norman Conquest: A Zooarchaeological Perspective (2007).

3.00 - 4.00pm Professor David Carpenter, King’s College, University of London
Magna Carta in the reign of Henry III (1216-1272): did it make a difference?

  • David Carpenter is Professor of Medieval History, King’s College, University of London. He has written extensively on 13th century British history, his books including The Minority of Henry III (1990). His major new edition and commentary on Magna Carta has just been published by Penguin Classics.

We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshops in Surrey Libraries

Identification and recording of finds

Come along to Guildford Museum and see David Williams, Surrey Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. For people with metal detectors and other finders of objects of archaeological interest. Second Saturday of each month 11am to 1pm at Guildford Museum 01483 444750

Surrey History Centre made easy

Why not join us at Surrey History Centre for an informal tour of the search room? This half hour informative tour includes an introduction to using the indexes and catalogues, how to explore the maps and library and how to order documents from the strong rooms. First Tuesday each month 10am to 10.30am. No need to book. Free of charge.

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  • Updated: 03 Jun 2013
  • Sally Jenkinson
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