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.

The Society has close links with

Our next event

.. is our Annual General Meeting (NB 6.45 pm) on 23rd April 2018. This is an opportunity to hear from Sir Kent Woods, our President, who will review the past season and from the Programme secretaries about next season’s lectures.

Following the business part of the AGM, and after an interval for a glass of wine, we will enjoy a recital by wind instrumentalists from the Bardi Orchestra, conducted by David Calow.

The Bardi Wind Orchestra itself was founded 25 years ago from the extended wind, brass and percussion of the Bardi Symphony Orchestra by Robert and David Calow.    The aim was to perform the original repertoire written for ‘symphonic winds’, from the works of Holst, Grainger and Vaughan Williams to the ‘High School Band’ works from America by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Hindemith. Recently, they have included selections from the shows, movies, TV and pop.

The Bardi concerts are very popular and attract large audiences and so we are very pleased to welcome back the wind section to perform again for us at New Walk Museum.

We look forward to seeing you at the last meeting of our 2017/2018 season.

Details of next years’ season will be available on this website in August/September.