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The grant application process is entirely managed via this website. It is a secure process and information submitted is only seen by the Grants Committee of the Society. Each application is independently assessed by the committee members, and only the Chair of the committee sees all the assessments. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please fill in the form below. You will be allocated a reference number and will be able to check the outcome of your application after the next Committee meeting.
An intriguing connection between LPLS and the Red Planet…???
A Martian sundial might well sound as if it has come straight from some fantasy, but Leeds astronomer and former President of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Charles Whitmell did actually once build such a device.
How Local Astronomer William Gascoigne Put Leeds at the Forefront of the Scientific Revolution – All Thanks to a Spider…
When William Gascoigne (1612-1644) died, whilst fighting for the army of King Charles I in the English Civil Wars, he seemed destined to be forgotten by history.
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Become a member for:
- Special member-only events and lectures
- Free and discounted publications
- A free copy of the Society’s Annual Review
- Opportunity to join the Council
- Annual membership £25 per year
- Free membership for under 25s
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.
Since 1819, the Phil & Lit has been inviting the people of Leeds to hear from knowledgeable and entertaining speakers. Many are leaders in their field of science, arts or current affairs. We also hold an annual Science Fair and organise occasional visits. Becoming a member means that you’ll receive invitations to all these activities. In future, we plan to have a mix of real and virtual events.