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.

The 2022 Leeds Phil & Lit Annual General Meeting, Dinner and Musical Entertainment

The 2022 Leeds Phil & Lit Annual General Meeting, Dinner and Musical Entertainment

Please join us for the return of our Annual General Meeting and dinner. Please book your place below no later than Wednesday 30 November.

This listing is to book your place for the AGM and dinner. If you wish to attend the AGM but not the dinner, please book your place here.

The AGM only can be attended either in-person or online via zoom.


AGM & Dinner details

18:00 Reception, with mulled wine

18:30 AGM – 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

19:00 Members and guests are warmly invited to the reception and dinner, with entertainment by Adrien and Edouard – guitar and voice

Dinner is £39 per person. This includes mulled wine at the opening reception and a glass of wine or soft drink with the meal. The wine with dinner will be Vamonos Sauvignon Blanc (Chile) or Il Molo Merlot (Italy).

Exact location of entrance:

(The University has just one postcode for the whole campus).

Parking details to follow for those who book to attend AGM/dinner or both.


Useful documents

AGM 2021 minutes
Annual report and accounts, 2021-22
AGM 2022 Agenda



Starter, a choice of either:

  • Trio of salmon: warm smoked salmon tart, salmon dill mousse, gravlax salmon with pickled cucumber and lemon gel
  • Tian of tomato filled with butternut squash and tofu mousse served with a pea and cannellini bean dressing (V) (Ve) (GF)

Mains, a choice of either:

  • Braised beef brisket served with pomme purée, caramelised onion confit, roasted carrot & port jus (GF)
  • Pea and leek risotto topped with a soft boiled egg and homemade parsley pesto (V)(G/F)

Dessert, a choice of either:

  • Homemade apple & blackberry crumble with calvados crème anglaise (V)***
  • Lemon and thyme scented posset served with cinnamon palmier (V) ***

*** Gluten free version available. Please write in if this is required and if there are any other special requirements.

Fair trade chocolates + coffee or tea


Book your place

Please select your meal options below and then press ‘Add to basket’. If you want to book more than one place, after pressing ‘Add to basket’, enter the details for the second attendee and then press ‘Add to basket’ again. After you have added all details, please proceed to the checkout to pay.

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