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Six Week Family History Course

  • Spring 2018 (Fridays, 10am–1pm): 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March.
  • Autumn 2018 (Fridays, 10am–1pm): 14 September, 21 September, 28 September, 5 October, 12 October, 19 October.
  • Run by professional genealogists and archivists this 6 week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research as well as providing many tips of the trade.
  • £80 – booked as a complete 6 week course.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
  • Family History full course information (PDF).

Wet and Windy - Free Half Term Activities

  • Tuesday 13 February to Saturday 17 February during normal opening hours.
  • Join us at the Surrey History Centre to discover the ways we have used wind and water for energy throughout the years with our free arts and crafts family drop in activities. Make your own windmill and watermill, take the quiz and much more!
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.

The Delights and Dismays of Historical Biography

  • Saturday 10 March, 2pm - 3.30pm.
  • Talk with Jenny Uglow.
  • Jenny Uglow will discuss the challenges of historical biography, and her own experience of writing lives of subjects from the past - from Charles II and William Hogarth to Elizabeth Gaskell and, most recently Edward Lear - and considers the role of group biographies, like her work on the Lunar Society,  and on the people of Britain during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Tickets £10.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
  • A Surrey History Trust event in support of Surrey Heritage.

Storage and Packaging Workshop

  • Thursday 15 March, 10am - 1pm.
  • Join Surrey Heritage’s Senior Document Assistant for an informative and practical workshop aimed at anyone wishing to learn more about caring for their archive. The workshop will include basic solutions and techniques which anyone will be able to tailor to their own collection.
  • The workshop will also cover:
    • Storage
    • Handling
    • Cleaning
    • Packaging
  • Please bring a paperback book with you to use during the session.
  • £30 includes refreshments.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.

Hearts and Minds: the Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

  • Saturday 24 March, 11am - 12.30pm.
  • Talk with Jane Robinson.
  • Drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts, Hearts and Minds is the remarkable story of the Great Pilgrimage, a six-week protest march involving thousands of women which helped turn the tide in the long campaign for Votes for Women. As we celebrate the centenary of the vote with our March of the Women suffrage project, Jane Robinson sets the story of the march - which passed through Surrey - against the colourful background of the whole campaign.
  • Jane is a full-time author and lecturer who specialises in social history through women's eyes. Hearts and Minds is her tenth book, following the critically acclaimed Bluestockings and A Force to be Reckoned With. She grew up in North Yorkshire; read English at Somerville College, Oxford, then worked for ten years in the antiquarian book trade before leaving to bring up a family and to write. Her abiding passion has been book-collecting, ever since being banned from the local library at the age of seven for using a jam tart as a bookmark!
  • This event has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
  • Jane will be selling and signing copies of Hearts and Minds on the day, price £20.00. Please bring the exact money or cheque.

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