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MEMBERS’ MEETING (NB 6:45 PM start)

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

The members' meeting will be followed by a recital by The Bardi Clarinet Quartet hosted by Mr David Calow. Wine will be served in the interval. Accessing the lecture Members of the Society will receive an email informing them how to access the meeting by Zoom. (If you have not received this email by the 27th September, … Continue reading MEMBERS’ MEETING (NB 6:45 PM start)

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

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

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 the implementation of planning policy”. After an outline of the planning/public inquiry process three inquiries of National significance are considered: a regional out-of-town shopping centre … Continue reading The Planners Say “No” and an Inspector Calls: Public Inquiries and the Implementation of Planning Policy

Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in The Age of Empire

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

Dr Prashant Kidambi Associate Professor in Colonial Urban History, University of Leicester. My lecture is about the story of the first Indian cricket team, which travelled to Britain in the summer of 1911. It is about how the idea of India took shape on the cricket pitch in the age of empire.

The Wellbeing of the Citizens of Leicester and Loughborough Depends on the Blue Economy

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert Cofounder and Director NLA International Ltd. At 70 miles, the Ordnance Survey defines Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire as the UK’s furthest settlement from the sea.  Leicester and Loughborough lie approximately 25 miles to the southeast and east of Coton in the Elms respectively; they and other Midlands populations including Nottingham, … Continue reading The Wellbeing of the Citizens of Leicester and Loughborough Depends on the Blue Economy

Impacts of Modern Agriculture on Birds

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

Professor Ian Newton OBE FRS FRSE Ornithologist. This talk will discuss the major changes in agriculture that have occurred in Britain since the mid-20th century, and the effects of these changes on bird populations. Crucial changes have included the massively increased use of pesticides and fertilisers, the switch from spring-sown to autumn-sown arable crops, the … Continue reading Impacts of Modern Agriculture on Birds

From Greenhouse to Icehouse, From Forests to Frost: Antarctica’s Climate History

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

Professor Dame Jane Francis DCMG FRS Director, British Antarctic Survey. Antarctica is a frozen white world of ice and snow in a remote region of our planet. Despite its remoteness, it has a profound impact on global climates and sea level that affect us all today. About 100 million years ago, however, Antarctica was not … Continue reading From Greenhouse to Icehouse, From Forests to Frost: Antarctica’s Climate History

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

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New WalkLeicester,

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 Johnson, the enthusiasm for Macpherson's Ossian inspired the romantic generation to tour the Scottish Highlands, hitherto little known to outsiders. Assessing the relationship of Macpherson's … Continue reading ‘The Voice of the North’ Ossianic Tourism and the Discovery of the Highlands, 1773-1820