This is a list of events for the 2019 – 2020 season

Plant Stories from around the World

Dr Richard Gornall, Director, Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester A meeting of the Natural History Section

“At least 18 or 20 persons. setting at Cards & Tea”: William Hogarth’s Wollaston Family and the British Conversation Piece

To be presented by Professor Kate RetfordProfessor of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London Earlier this year, the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery was able to purchase William Hogarth’s … Continue reading “At least 18 or 20 persons. setting at Cards & Tea”: William Hogarth’s Wollaston Family and the British Conversation Piece

Leicester’s Peregrine Project

Jim Graham, President, Leics. and Rutland Ornithological Society A meeting of the Natural History Section

Schools’ Lecture

This year’s Schools’ lecture was held at South Wigston High School together with other high attainers from Babington and Lancaster Academies. Chris Jackson, Equinor Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial … Continue reading Schools’ Lecture

Who is Tom Crawford? Why Did He Stop Paying His Mortgage? And What Does His Story Tell Us About the Future Role of Local Media?

The Leicester Mercury Media Lecture To be given by Mr Mike Sassi, Editor of Nottingham Post The lecture will highlight the fact that although local newspaper circulations may have diminished, … Continue reading Who is Tom Crawford? Why Did He Stop Paying His Mortgage? And What Does His Story Tell Us About the Future Role of Local Media?

W.W.W. Falklands

Gianpiero Ferrari F.R.P.S. A meeting of the Natural History Section

The Planners Say “No” and an Inspector Calls: Public Inquiries and the Implementation of Planning Policy

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester

Alexander Johnston BSc (Econ) Dip TP MRTPI (rtd) Former Chief Planner Leicestershire County Council Synopsis The talk is titled “the Planners say NO and an Inspector calls: Public Inquiries and … Continue reading The Planners Say “No” and an Inspector Calls: Public Inquiries and the Implementation of Planning Policy

Exploring Protein Folding Landscapes – How Do Proteins Fold And Why Do They Need To?

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester

Professor Jane Clarke FRS FRSC FMedSci President Wolfson College University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biophysics Proteins are, perhaps, the most important of all biological molecules. Our genes, … Continue reading Exploring Protein Folding Landscapes – How Do Proteins Fold And Why Do They Need To?

‘The Voice of the North’ Ossianic Tourism and the Discovery of the Highlands, 1773-1820

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester

Professor Nigel Leask FBA FRSE FEA Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, School of Critical Studies/ Sgoil an Oilein Sgrùdaich, University of Glasgow/Oilthigh Ghlaschu. Despite the scepticism of Dr … Continue reading ‘The Voice of the North’ Ossianic Tourism and the Discovery of the Highlands, 1773-1820