Forthcoming Events

 

Please click on each event to find out more and to register if you wish to attend.

 

Because of the restrictions consequent upon the pandemic, all lectures this season will be available using Zoom. Help on using Zoom is available by clicking here. A “printer-friendly” copy of the programme of events can be downloaded here.

 

The President’s Address: “The Rise and Fall of an Industry – Hosiery in Leicestershire”

To be given by the incoming President, Dr. Bridget Towle, CBE The lecture will cover 400 years of the history of the hosiery and knitwear industry. It will try to explain why the centre of the English industry was based in Leicester and Leicestershire. Three themes continue through time, the impact of fashion, the employment … Continue reading The President’s Address: “The Rise and Fall of an Industry – Hosiery in Leicestershire”

Storytelling with a social purpose, or how we are trying to change the world, one story at a time

Mike Wilson PhD FRSA FHEAProfessor of Drama, Head of Creative Arts and Director of the Storytelling Academy Loughborough University We tell stories not only as a way of conveying experiences, thoughts, feelings and information to each other, but also as a way of understanding those things. This talk explores how storytelling, in its many forms, … Continue reading Storytelling with a social purpose, or how we are trying to change the world, one story at a time

Why the 2020s Could and Should Be the Decade for Nature’s Recovery

The Peach Lecture organised jointly with the University of Leicester - PLEASE NOTE ARRANGMENTS FOR ACCESSING THIS LECTURE WILL BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TO OTHER LECTURES THIS SEASON. Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of The Wildlife TrustsHonorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation Alliance Manchester Business School and Policy Fellow University of Cambridge This "Zoom" arrangements for this … Continue reading Why the 2020s Could and Should Be the Decade for Nature’s Recovery

Impacts of modern agriculture on bird populations

Professor Ian Newton OBE FRS FRSE Professor Ian Newton is an ornithologist with a particular interest in the things that limit bird numbers, with research at different times on seed-eating birds, waterfowl and birds-of-prey. Throughout his working life, he was employed by the Natural Environment Research Council, and for many years he was head of … Continue reading Impacts of modern agriculture on bird populations

Do the Arts Have Any Role in Education?

The F.L. Attenborough Lectureto be given byThe Hon. Michael Attenborough CBE The inaugural annual F.L. Attenborough Lecture named after Frederick Levi Attenborough (1887-1973) President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society 1939-1946. Details on registering for this lecture are not yet available.

Ethiopia from top to bottom: Using seismology to understand how tectonic plates rise, split, then fall

by Dr Ian Bastow BSc MRes PhDSenior Lecturer in Seismology Imperial College London Joint Lecture with the Geology Section To an Earth Scientist, Ethiopia is a truly remarkable place. Its highest mountain, Ras Dashen, stands 4550m tall; its lowest point, the Danakil Depression, lies some 150km below sea level. From space, the immaculate jigsaw fit … Continue reading Ethiopia from top to bottom: Using seismology to understand how tectonic plates rise, split, then fall