Surrey History Centre
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey's past and present, so that they can tell the story of the County and its people to future generations. We can help you discover your family history
learn about famous Surrey people, buildings, businesses and organisations
trace the history of your house, street, town or community
or research a school or university project. We are based in Woking, where you can consult original documents which date from the 12th century to the present day and refer to our collections of printed books, local newspapers, directories, maps, ephemera and illustrations.
Tues Wed Fri 0930-1700
Closed Mon Sun & bank holiday weekend Sat
Family History Course - Research made easy!
- 5 March 2015 10am-1pm
- 12 March 2015 10am-1pm
- 14 March 2015 10am-1pm
- 11 April 2015 10am-1pm
- 9 May 2015 10am-1pm
- 6 June 2015 10am-1pm
Surrey History Centre’s very successful Family History Course is back for 2015! 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.
1) An introduction to Family History
2) Crofts, Castles, Trades and Professions
3) Schools and Workhouses
4) Fighting Talk: An Introduction to Military Records
5) Mad, Bad and Sometimes Sad
6) Moving On: Immigration, Emigration & Transportation
For more information about each session and to book visit:
Tel: 01483 518737 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6N
Thursday dates: £60 (can only be booked as complete 6 week course)
Saturday dates: £15 per individual session
Military Ancestry Roadshow
- 18 April 2015 10:30am-4pm
Do you have medals, uniform, photos, letters or other ephemera from your family’s military past? Our 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 is part of Surrey Libraries’ War and Words programme of commemorative events for the First World War Centenary.
- Any age
- Family friendly
Tickets, including refreshments, £5.00 until 31 August, thereafter £6.00.
Surrey in the Age of Magna Carta
- 9 May 2015 9:30am-4:30pm
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
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
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.
Tickets: £15 and include tea and coffee
To book visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents
Tickets also available in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.
Tickets: £15 and include tea and coffee.
To book visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents Tickets also available in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.