Rodley Nature Reserve
The reserve, created in the Aire Valley at the turn of the millennium, has benefited from several Phil & Lit grants.
The Phil & Lit gave a grant to the fledgling nature reserve back in 2002 to support publication of their first leaflet. Since then, this group of volunteers has successfully applied for several other grants and written up their achievements in making a difference for nature and for people. A small grant helped with creating a habitat, Downy Birch Copse, suitable for dragonflies. In 2020 they received a contribution towards publishing a book about the first 20 years of the reserve.
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The 2023 Leeds Phil & Lit Annual General Meeting and Dinner
The 2023 Leeds Phil & Lit Annual General Meeting & Dinner
The 2023 Annual General Meeting
Take your role as a member in overseeing the report of the last year’s activities and helping to set the path for the next year.
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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.