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.

Event recordings

Tamoxifen Tales: suggestions for scientific survival by Professor Craig Jordan,

20 July 2022 9:19 pm

The battle for textiles by David Hart and Shirley-Anne Sherriff

11 May 2022 11:50 am

Thinking ahead about presenting the past - Deepening connections, widening impact

2 March 2022 11:50 am

Does Colour Exist? A talk by Professor Stephen Westland

17 February 2022 9:45 am

Yorkshire - devolution or division? LPLS Meadowcroft 20 Jan 22

21 January 2022 9:42 pm

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and the search for ancient life on Mars by Professor Nick Tosca

19 November 2021 12:34 pm

Priestley Lecture 2021: The air we breathe - Professor Cath Noakes

2 November 2021 10:16 am

Artificial Intelligence – Part 2 by Gabriela Arriagada Bruneau

27 October 2021 9:15 pm

Artificial Intelligence - Part I by Netta Cohen

24 September 2021 11:52 am

100 years of the Chinese Communist Party

28 July 2021 4:10 pm

The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence & Cultural Restitution

25 June 2021 12:39 pm

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