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

Breathing Space will be the title of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical lecture on 19th February at New Walk Museum.

Professor C.L. Paul Thomas, Analytical Scientist, at Loughborough University will explore the science of breath based diagnosis with examples drawn from current studies involving mass casualty triage, stress detection and current clinical studies being run in partnership with Leicester University.   Research has established and developed the science and technology of breath analysis which offers a faster and cheaper way for medical tests. There is also proposed research to monitor astronaut health on future missions to the Moon or Mars through breath analysis and  It is  possible that in the future your visit to your GP  will involve a breath test to diagnose your condition.

Paul gained a PHD at the Department of Instrumentation and Analytical Science, UMIST.  He is a past president of the International Society of Ion Mobility Spectrometry, and has served on the editorial boards of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Analyst and Springer’s International Journal of Ion mobility Spectrometry.

Sponsored by The Royal Society of Chemistry, the lecture starts at 7.30pm and visitors are welcome at £3.