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This year our lectures will be held online instead of the Leicester Museum on Mondays at 7.30pm.

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New members are always welcome. Find out about how to join by clicking the link below to contact us

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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 1965 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 Museum & Art Gallery, for the advancement of education in Literature, Science and Art. This year, the lectures will be held online. 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

A book about our founder, Dr George Shaw

“My Cousin George” is a book by Mr John Shaw Pollard about his ancestor Dr George Shaw, founder of the Leicester Lit and Phil. Mr John Shaw, who is a member of the Society, has kindly provided several copies for sale at the discounted price of £13.00 including postage and packing.  If you would like a copy, please contact Mrs Hilary Lewis: hilary.lewis@leicesterlitandphil.org.uk

Forthcoming Events

The programme of lectures and events for the 2020 – 2021 season has now finished. Arrangements for the 2021 – 2022 season will be announced during the summer. The start of the new season includes: