The Society makes grants both to individuals and to organisations in support of cultural and scientific activities which increase innovation, outreach and diversity in Leeds and its immediate area. It also supports local museums and galleries and publications relating to the city.

About the Society

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is a charity that promotes interest in science, literature and the arts – in the city of Leeds and beyond. We have meetings, lectures, entertainments, publications and visits.

2008 Annual Review

Includes Reports on Society Events and Grant-funded projects for the year end: 2008

Reports of Events

  • Elections on the Hoof 22
  • Priests, Piles and Parasites 22
  • Science within Art 23
  • Bath Houses in Yorkshire 23
  • Leeds and the Beginnings of Molecular Biology: The Braggs and Astbury 24
  • Is Home Birth a Realistic Option in the 21st Century? 25
  • Visit to Sheffield with a Steel Theme 25
  • An Evening with Chocolate 27
  • Visit to Scarborough Rotunda and Malton Museum 28
  • Bear Island: An Arctic Nature Reserve 29 Pre-bonfire Night Spectacular 29
  • Riding the Waves of Knowledge: from Schrodinger’s Cats to Quantum Computers 30
  • AGM, Dinner and Talk: Brewing Up a Storm 31

Reports of Grants

  • Celebrate Headingley Literature Festival 32
  • Leeds Day Limmud 32
  • Leaflet on New Cancer Centre at St James’s Hospital 33
  • Chamber Music Masterclass at Lotherton Hall 33
  • Mr Mercury: The Life of Edward Baines 34
  • Music and the Idea of the North 35
  • Leeds Festival Chorus 36 Northern Ballet Theatre 37
  • Rodley Nature Reserve 37
  • Ilkley Literature Festival 39
  • Ronnie Duncan Collection 39 

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