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.

2010 Annual Review

Includes Reports on Society Events and Grant-funded projects for the year end: 2010

Reports of Events

  • Swarthmore’s Century: a Leeds experiment in Adult Education 20
  • Diet and the Prevention of Cancer 21
  • An Evening with Rachel Feldberg 22
  • Science Fair 22
  • The Geological Exhibition in Leeds City Museum 23
  • Scientific studies of life, disease and death in Ancient Egypt 24
  • Geoengineering and Global Warming 25
  • Outing to Newcastle 25
  • The Staffordshire Hoard 27
  • Analogy, Geology and Architecture 27
  • The Annual Fireworks Lecture 28
  • Civic Politics of Leeds in the 19th Century 29
  • AGM, Dinner and Talk 30

Reports on Grants

  • Display Case for History of Science 31
  • Letters from a Malham Kitchen 31
  • Community Theatre Project 32
  • The Green Iguana 33
  • Violin Culture in Britain 34
  • String consort- music by Fretwork 35
  • Frederick Douglass Commemoration. 35
  • Art and Ideology in European Opera: Essays in Honour of Julian Rushton 36
  • A web presentation of historical physics equipment held by University of Leeds 36
  • Yorkshire Youth Choir Spring Residential Course 37
  • UK premiere of Sergey Taneyev’s opera ‘Orestia’ 1894 (first act) 37
  • Leeds Haydn Players 38
  • Chamber Music Masterclass at Lotherton Hall 39
  • Exhibition of life and works of William Astbury 39
  • Leaflet for Rodley Nature Reserve Trust

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