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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)

To mark the centenary of the end of World War 1, the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society’s lecture on Monday November 26th will be given by Lt Col (Retired) Jeremy Prescott, called Sacrifice and Remembrance.

Mr Prescott, prior to working as Chief Executive of the RCC (Leics. & Rutland), a charity supporting rural communities, was a Regular Army Officer for 26 years serving in Northern Ireland and Dhofa, Oman. He retired in the rank of Lt Col after commanding the Reserve Forces Infantry Battalion 7 R Anglian, The Tigers, in Leicester.

Jeremy’s lecture will cover the scale of the sacrifice in WW1, the evolution of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the personalities involved and the stories behind some of the cemeteries and headstones. He will also talk about how we now remember the fallen in recent conflicts, ensuring that remembrance of the fallen is not forgotten. This presentation evolved when as Chief Executive of the RCC he thought of ways of supporting rural communities in their commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1. Jeremy gives these presentations on a voluntary basis and any donations he receives are passed to Combat Stress, the veterans’ mental health charity.

The lecture is at 7.30 pm at the New Walk Museum and visitors are welcome at £5 which includes refreshments afterwards.