Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society

Providing lectures at the cutting edge
of modern thinking since 1835

Members of Coucil

The management of the Society is vested in a council - see the constitution for details.

To contact members of the Council, please use the Contact us link.

The current (2023 - 2024) Council is shown below:

Officers of the Society

Nominated by Council for the 2023-24 Season

*  Trustees ex officio


  • Mr M Taylor BA DipTP MA MRTPI IHBC

Life Vice-Presidents

  • Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA
  • Professor Aftab Khan BSc FGS FRAS FRSA HBM
  • Mrs H. A .E. Lewis, J.P., M.A.

Vice Presidents*

  • Professor Sir Kent Woods MA MD ScM FRCP FMedSci
  • Dr Bridget Towle CBE DL BA FRSA
  • Mrs Gillian Johnston BSoc Sc PGCE Adv Dip Behavioural StMSc
  • Professor Nigel Wood BA MA PhD

Hon. Secretary*

  • Mr Richard Graves BA

Hon. Membership Secretaries

  • Mr David Beeson & Mrs Joan Beeson BSc

Hon. Programme Secretary

  • Professor Alison Yarrington PhD FRSA FSA FRSEHon. 


  • Mr Ian R Johnson BA FCA

Hon. Editor of Transactions

  • Mr Nigel Siesage JP MA
  • Mr Patrick Holligan DipPub MLitt

Hon Publicity Officer

  • Dr Diana Thurston BSc MSc PhD FGS

Assistant Publicity Officer

  • Mrs Ann Fuchs

Website Editor

  • Professor JC Fothergill MSc PhD CEng CPhys FIET FIEEE FInstP

Members of Council

  • Mr K Chhapi Dip Arch FRIBA
  • Mrs HE Graves
  • Professor G Egan BA MA PhD
  • Mr Rob Purdy MBE BA ATC MA
  • Mr Iain Reid DipTP Dip LD MRTPI (Rtd) CMLI (Rtd)
  • Professor Surinder Sharma BA Hon DLitt Hon LLD JP DL
  • Professor M Stannard BA MA PhD FEA FRLS
  • Professor N.P. Wood BA MA PhD
  • The Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University represented by Professor Egan
  • The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester represented by Professor Stannard
  • The Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University represented by Professor Wood
  • One representative of the Geology Section
  • One representative of the Natural History Section
  • Geology Section, Hon Secretary: Mr G Drummond
  • Natural History Section, Hon Secretary: Mr A Bevington

Independent Examiner

  • Mr Peter Fuchs MA
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