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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 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 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

Forthcoming Events

The programme for the 2020 – 2021 season is now available by clicking here.

Because of the restrictions due to the pandemic, all our lectures this year will be online using Zoom – we still hope to hold the AGM at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

The next few lectures include: