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Latest News - we are delighted to announced that John Roles, Director of Leeds Museums and Galleries has been awarded honorary life membership of LPLS in recognition of his major contributions to the public life of the city and the wider understanding and enjoyment of the sciences and arts in Leeds.

During the current pandemic, we will continue to host public lectures via the Zoom App - our next one will be on 17th Sept 7.30pm when Professor Julian Rushton of the School of Music at the University of Leeds will explore whether Beethoven's Ninth Symphony really was a mistake....click here to find out more...

Also - Nobel prize winning father and son team William and Lawrence Bragg have been honoured with new public sculpture at the University of Leeds for their 1913 discovery of X-ray crystallography which helped reveal the structure of DNA...find out more at https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/education/bragging-rights-leeds-university-unveils-tribute-father-dna-2955870 and http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4657/exploring_the_boundary_between_art_and_science

And we are delighted to announce that, when normal life resumes - our two new booklets 'From Dark Satanic Mills to DNA: How Science in Leeds Changed the World' and 'William Gascoigne - Leeds Astronomer' will be on sale in the gift shop at Leeds City Museum - watch this space for more details...