Save the date for prestigious lecture programme

Leeds will host two prestigious lectures to mark Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society’s bicentenary, recognising its contribution to the formation of the University and our subsequent close ties.

Founded in 1819, the Society is a registered charity dedicated to promoting the advancement of science, literature and the arts in the city. It makes grants and provides a range of lectures and other cultural activities.

Highlights of the bicentenary programme include talks by two significant former Leeds academics:

  • Alan Watson FRS – Emeritus Professor and Visiting Professor of Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy – will talk about ‘The Growth of Large Collaborations in Science’ on Thursday 19 September; and 
  • Simon Phillips – Visiting Professor of Biophysics and formerly Director of the Research Complex at Harwell – will talk about ‘Why Grass is Green and Blood is Red:  What are we and the things around us made of?’ on Thursday 24 October.

Times and venues are still to be confirmed. Watch this space for further information, including details of how to book tickets.

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