Education in Surrey

Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 09:15 to 17:00
The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 5th April 2014 at The Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE. The theme this year is ‘Education in Surrey’ and we have a very full and varied programme with some excellent speakers which we are sure will be of great inters to local historians across the county.
9.15 Registration
09.55 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr. Gerry Moss, Chairman, Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee
10.00 ‘Education in the early modern period in Surrey’
Dr Catherine Ferguson, Senior Research Fellow, University of Roehampton
10.40 ‘Reigate Grammar School’
Peter Burgess, Archivist, RGS
11.10 Coffee
11.40 'Knowledge no more a fountain sealed' - girls' education 1838-1944’
Dr Stephanie Spencer, Head of Education Studies, University of Winchester
12.20 ‘Women, Art and Technical Education in Surrey’
Dr Stephen Knott, University of Creative Arts (formerly Farnham, Guildford and Epsom Art Colleges)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Presentation of the Gravett Award and Introduction to the Afternoon Session
David Callow, Hon. Secretary, Surrey Archaeological Society
14.05 ‘Distinctive and Inclusive: The National Society and Church of England Schools 1811 – 2011’
Dr. Lois Louden, author of book of same title, published 2012 to mark the Bi-centenary of the National Society.
14.45 ‘The British Schools and the Legacy of Joseph Lancaster’
Terry Ransome, British Schools Museum, Hitchin
15.25 Tea
15. 55 'From a school for "the sons of farmers" 1865, to the Cranleigh School of 1939'
Mike Payne, Retired Master, Cranleigh School
16. 25 'Education for people with learning disabilities - the work of the Royal Earlswood Hospital
Anne Lea, author “Royal Earlswood – A History”
16.55 Chairman’s closing remarks
17.00 Close
The cost will be £10 if registered in advance.
Please register in advance with Janet Balchin at ; Hullbrook Cottage, Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst GU6 7RN; 01483 277342
Tickets will not be sent out – please pay on the day. Applications will be acknowledged by email, postal applications will also be accepted, not be acknowledged (unless SAE included)
Tickets will also be available on the day for non-registered attendees at £12.00
The hall has a Pay and Display car park – please use the far side of the car park for long term car parking. Ashtead is also served by bus and rail.
Tea and coffee are included. Ashtead has a good selection of cafes and pubs, or bring a packed lunch.
Local History Societies are invited to put on displays and the Gravett Award will be awarded to the society judged to have produced the best display. Display space is free but we tactfully remind you that those manning stands must purchase tickets for the Symposium.
If you would like to bring a display please contact Glenys Crocker at 6 Burwood Close, Guildford GU1 2SB; 01483 565821;
Postal Address: 
Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall
KT21 2BE