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 Transactions from 1982 onwards are available as a free download in pdf format. Jut click below to download.

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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

On Monday January 22nd 2018, Professor John Dewey FRS will give a lecture on the “Tectonic Evolution of Earth”. He writes; ‘The drive for much of Earth process is heat loss.   For the last two billion years this has been by plate tectonics, the cooling of the lithosphere and hydrothermal circulation at oceanic ridges. Prior to two billion years ago, the Earth had a stagnant lid and heat loss was mainly by plutonism and volcanism by mantle plumes.’  Building on the theory of plate tectonics in the 1960s and 70s Professor Dewey has become an authority on the development and evolution of mountain ranges.

Following his graduation from Imperial College, Emeritus Professor and Supernumerary Fellow of Oxford University, John Dewey has taught and carried out his research at Universities in the UK and the States, including Manchester, Cambridge, Durham, State University of New York and University of California.   He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1985 and has received numerous medals and awards.  His interests are fishing, swimming, cycling, playing cricket and tennis and walking the hills.   He also enjoys building a model railway along a geologically accurate Alpine route. More information here.

Non members are welcome at £3 and the meeting starts at 7.30pm at the New Walk Museum.