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 2023 Leeds Phil & Lit Annual General Meeting and Dinner

The 2023 Leeds Phil & Lit Annual General Meeting & Dinner

The AGM and Dinner 2023 will be at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr, Headingley, Leeds LS6 4BR

Exact location of Castle Grove Masonic Hall 

This listing is for those who wish to attend the AGM & dinner

If you wish to book a place for the AGM only , please book here. The AGM only can be joined via Zoom if you don’t wish to attend in person.

The evening will start at 18:00 with a free drinks reception for members who are attending the meeting and for any additional dinner guests.

The AGM will follow at 18:30. 

Dinner will be served at 19:00. The price is £34 per person. This includes Christmas crackers, tea or coffee and a mince pie. Wine will be extra.

Janet Douglas, historian and LPLS Council member, will give an after-dinner talk about the venue – an impressive late Georgian building that was much elaborated by the Victorians.




Thyme-infused pan-fried mushrooms on toast: ricotta cheese, thyme mushrooms, rustic bread, wild rocket
Winter warmer rustic tomato soup, herb oil garnish, warm bread roll, butter


Main Course

Roast turkey, stuffing, pig in blanket, roast potatoes, seasonal Christmas vegetables, rich gravy
Brie, beetroot & kale in a puff pastry case, herb buttered new potatoes, seasonal Christmas vegetables, blue cheese dressing



Classic Christmas pudding with rich boozy brandy sauce
Chocolate and clementine torte, orange gel, refreshing orange sorbet


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