The Leeds Philosophical
and Literary Society
Registered Charity  224084   Company Registered in England  177204   

Registered Office:  c/o Leeds City Museum, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 8BH


FUTURE  EVENTS 

N.B.  The dates and times of some events may have to be changed;  please contact the Hon. Secretary, Dr. John Lydon (0113 3432874 or 0113 2785596) to confirm the details shown below. 

Lectures will be held in the School of Music, University of Leeds at 7.30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated

                                                           

Events programme, 2015            

 

Saturday 14th  March              Science Fair, at Leeds City Museum.  11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

 

Thursday 19th March              Leeds’s forgotten Modernist – John Clifford Procter               Janet Douglas

 

Wednesday 29th April            An evening with Timothy Noad: talk with dinner, at University House

 

Thursday 21st May                  John Fowler and his Steam Plough Works    Derek Rayner

At Armley Mills and in connection with their special exhibition on ‘The Life and Work of John Fowler of Leeds’.  Please note that there is no lift access to the lecture theatre at Armley Mills.

 

Thursday 18th June                 Where there's muck, there's brass - Pirie resurrected   Tony Abramson

 

Wednesday 15th July              Summer visit to Lincoln        [Details to be confirmed]

 

Thursday 17th September       Paul Ehrlich and the invention of modern medicines            Professor Richard Bushby, in connection with the 100th anniversary of Paul Ehrlich’s death

 

Thursday 22nd October           Anne Clifford’s Great Books              Professor Jessica Malay

 

Thursday 29th October            Pre-Bonfire Night lecture and demonstration – Mike Hoyland and Matt Smithson

[date & details to be confirmed]                    At Leeds City Museum

 

Thursday 19th November        Annual Priestley lecture – will be on the discovery of photosynthesis. [date & speaker to be confirmed]                At Mill Hill Chapel

 

Thursday 10th December        AGM  and dinner, followed by a talk:  The Roman site of Aldborough (near Ripon) by Professor Martin Millett.    At University House

           

 

 

Recent Events

 

Thursday 19th February          Firework displays       Dr Tom Smith

 

Thursday 22nd January           What is life and how did it begin?     Dr Terry Kee

 

2014

 

Wednesday 3rd December                  AGM, in University House;  and annual dinner: speaker:  Daru Rooke:  The Haunted Castle: a photographic tour of 19th century Cliffe Castle, Keighley.

            6.30 p.m.

 

Thursday 20th November                    The 2014 Joseph Priestley lecture, jointly with the Leeds Library and the Priestley Society:  Ben Russell: James Watt, engineer

                                                            and polymath.

                                                            In Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds. 

 

Thursday 16th October                        “An evening with …  Mike Green”.  Dinner, followed by a talk:  Berkeley Moynihan – surgeon, soldier, statesman (his contributions

                                                            to the Great War)      In University House.

 

Tuesday 23rd September                     Woodbine Willie: an unsung hero of World War I            Bob Holman

 

Saturday 6th September                      A natural history road show at the Discovery Centre, jointly with the Museum Service

 

Friday 18th July                                  Outing to Quarry Bank Mill and Jodrell Bank

 

Thursday 19th June                             Natural tissue scaffolds – off the shelf tissue transplants      Professor Eileen Ingham

 

Thursday 22nd May                             The Vale of York Hoard in its Viking context                        Professor Joyce Hill

 

Thursday 10th April                            John Atkinson Grimshaw event: 

                                                            6.00 p.m.  Plaque unveiling, in St George’s Field, by Mary Ferriss

                                                            6.30 p.m.  Reception and mini-exhibition in the University Art Gallery, jointly with the Art Gallery

                                                            7.30 p.m.  John Atkinson Grimshaw              talk by Eveleigh Bradford, in the University Music Department

 

Thursday 20th March                          Protein folding: nature’s origami                 Professor Sheena Radford

 

Saturday 15th March                           Science Fair, at Leeds City Museum.  11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

 

Thursday 20th February                      Meccano         Jim Gamble

 

Thursday 23rd January                        Putting Harrison in his place:  a lecture on the Harrison clock                        Dr Richard Dunn

 

 

 

 

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