and Literary Society
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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 at 7.30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The programme for 2016 is being arranged; some alterations to the details shown below may be necessary.
Events programme, 2015-16
Annual Priestley lecture – will be on the discovery of photosynthesis. [date & speaker to be confirmed] At Mill Hill Chapel
Unfortunately, this lecture, scheduled for 19th November, has had to be postponed until the New Year.
Thursday 10th December AGM and dinner, followed by a talk: The Roman site of Aldborough (near Ripon) by Professor Martin Millett. At University House, from 6.00 p.m.
January Thomas Dunham Whitaker
February William Sterndale Bennett – the man and his music Dr
Stephen Muir At the Music Department,
Thursday 10th March Fifty active years after fifty: an evening with Professor John Fisher. Talk, with dinner; at University House
26th March Science
April The illustrated natural history books at the
May Astbury Dr
Thursday 23rd June Modernising local government – the devolution agenda Professor Colin Mellors At Leeds Civic Hall
Recent Events, 2015
October Pre-Bonfire Night lecture and demonstration –
At Leeds City Museum
Thursday 22nd October Where there's muck, there's brass Tony Abramson
Thursday 17th September Paul Ehrlich and the invention
of modern medicines Professor
Wednesday 15th July Summer visit to
Thursday 18th June Anne Clifford’s Great Books Professor Jessica Malay
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
Friday 17th April An evening with Timothy Noad: talk with dinner, at University House.
Thursday 19th March
Saturday 14th March Science
Thursday 19th February Firework displays Dr Tom Smith
Thursday 22nd January What is life and how did it begin? Dr Terry Kee