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Great Charter Festival


On Sunday 14 June 2015, we presented a summer fair with a radical twist. Around 4,5000 visitors joined us on campus to explore the extraordinary 800 year legacy of Magna Carta through art and music, talks and workshops, dance and drama. With hands-on activities and performances, food and drink, and a wonderful crafts market - there was something for all the family!

Visit our Facebook photo album from the day to see the highlights and check out our Storify showcasing the social media buzz that surrounded the event.

North Quad & 
Main Stage

Magna Carta Giant Puppets

Giant Puppets, the Freedom Game Opera and other performing arts were seen on our main stage

South Quad

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Visitors joined in with our interactive creative workshops, meet Surrey artists or take part in our LiberTeas event



We held a series of fascinating talks in our Windsor Building Auditorium and displayed  some unique art


DAiSY Boilerhouse dance

Incredible performances by disability arts group, DAiSY were on offer at our Boilerhouse

Picture Gallery


Over 3,000 people saw our world famous collection of Victorian art with the 'Loss of Liberties' special exhibition

Dining Hall

Stan's Cafe

In the Founder's Dining hall, visitors to Stan's Cafe saw the entire population of the world like never before

The Great Charter Festival for children


There were loads of fun and interactive highlights for younger visitors to the Great Charter Festival


flower festival

We hosted a unique Magna Carta floral display and enjoyed some very special performances by the Royal Holloway Choir


visitors in the quad

Everything that made the day great!

Surrey County Council logo

Supported by Surrey County Council.



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