A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Leicester

'The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (the “Lit&Phil”) was founded in 1835. Every year, from October to May, our members enjoy a programme of lectures held at the magnificent Victorian Gallery of the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk. Lectures range from Shakespeare to Space Science, from Natural History to Volcanism, from Art to Astrophysics, from Banking to Bruegel. The Society also has Natural History and Geology sections. We have adopted a hybrid approach to the presentation of our lectures. They are still held in the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, but they are also streamed using Zoom and therefore available online to a wider audience. We are now attracting National and International participants.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The leading organisation in Leicestershire advocating and campaigning for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination ... The Society aims to provide a stimulating atmosphere nurturing debate and creativity. Regular talks, meetings and events continue to be held at Leicester Secular Hall, one of the world's last surviving Secular Halls, built in 1881. The Hall and Society together provide a local base for loosely bound groups and individuals to join forces with a view to creating a better world.'

'At the heart of our work are our diverse religious and belief communities. We serve them in a number of ways through public benefit activities which include charity days, integration initiatives over food, roundtable discussions, lectures and seminars. We are committed to working with communities to promote encounter, harbour trust, strengthen understanding and encourage co-operation.'

'Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.'

'We are the Local History Society for the parish of Thurcaston and Cropston, in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire.' Normally monthly meetings with lectures during the year but with the Summer Meetings (June-August) being outings to local places of interest.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

Some Recent Changes