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Lectures are normally held at the New Walk Museum Leicester on 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. Just click below to download.

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About the Lit & Phil

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.

The Society has close links with


It is with great sadness that the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society announces the death of Mrs. Jean Humphreys, the doyenne of the Society and its President in 2009 – 10.  More information here …

Forthcoming events

Oct 07

President’s Address

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm