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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.

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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.

From Dark Satanic Mills by Kersten Hall

Price: £2 (Free for members)

‘From Dark Satanic Mills to DNA’ tells the story of the men and women who, whilst working in Leeds played a crucial role in one of the biggest milestones in science – our understanding of DNA.

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Thanks to a legendary performance by Sir Ian Botham in 1981 and, more recently, a nail-biting final over in the 3rd Test of the 2019 Ashes, Headingley is famous for sporting heroes. But it has also been the home of scientific heroes too. ‘From Dark Satanic Mills to DNA’ tells the story of the men and women who, whilst working in Leeds played a crucial role in one of the biggest milestones in science – our understanding of DNA, the genetic material – and in so doing, earned the city two Nobel prizes.

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