The Downhearted Drayman
The Phil & Lit grant helped to support a book – in English and German – with illustrations by the children.
‘The Drayman’ statue in our city centre was a gift from the North Rhine-Westphalia city of Dortmund, which was twinned with Leeds back in 1969. The shared heritage of brewing is recognised with a twin ‘barrel man’ statue in Dortmund. As part of celebrating 50 years of friendship, a group of children at Beechwood Primary School, East Leeds, had a chance to do some creative work with storyteller Matthew Bellwood. What would the sculptures of Leeds get up to if they could move around in the middle of the night? What are their secret wishes? The children’s colourful storytelling was captured by local radio station, ChapelFM. The Phil & Lit grant helped to support a book – in English and German – with illustrations by the children.
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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.
Nano comes to life – Stoner Colloquium 17:15 on 30 Nov at University of Leeds – Sonia Contera, Professor of Biological Physics, University of Oxford
How nanotechnology ushers physics into biology, transforming medicine, the future of biology and… computing
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.
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