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.

13 February 2022

Brotherton100 online exhibition

An online exhibition celebrating the start of book and manuscript collecting by industrialist Edward Brotherton (1856-1930), who left his remarkable purchases to the University of Leeds.

Visit the exhibition:

The Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery at the University of Leeds is free and open 09:00-17:00 Tuesday to Saturday

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