Unless otherwise stated lectures this season will be held at New Walk Museum Leicester, Mondays at 7.30pm.

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The Leicester Literary and Leicester Philosophical Society, locally known as the Lit. and Phil., was founded in 1835.

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The “Lit & Phil” organises an annual series of lectures and discussions, usually held in the Leicester New Walk Museum, for the advancement of education in Literature, Science and Art.  It publishes reports, papers and proceedings and supports the museum.  There are also Natural History and Geology Sections, which organise further events.

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Our next lecture …

26th November 2018

Sacrifice and Remembrance

Mr Jeremy Prescott
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)

This presentation evolved when Jeremy Prescott was Chief Executive of the charity RCC (Leics & Rutland) as he thought of ways of supporting rural communities in their commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1. The presentation which received Heritage Lottery funding  covers the scale of the sacrifice in that war, the evolution of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, personalities involved, stories behind some of the headstones and how we now  commemorate the fallen in recent conflicts.

The lecture will be held on 26th November 2018 and will start at 7.30pm at the New Walk Museum. Visitors are welcome and can pay £5 at the door.