Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society - Founded 1835


We stage fortnightly public talks on a wide range of topics, every other Monday throughout Winter and Spring.

Alongside the main Society, there are Sections specialising in Natural History and Geology.

The Society has a venerable history stretching back to the early 19th Century.

We work with Leicester City Council, Leicester New Walk Museum, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University to ensure the highest possible quality of speakers, who cover relevant topics of general and academic interest.

We exist to advance education in Literature, Science and Art for the benefit of all people. Membership is open to anybody.



Members of the Lit and Phil Society are warmly invited to take advantage of the concessionary rates available for Evelyn Waugh and His Circle: Reading and Editing the Complete Works LINK.

This international conference will be held at College Court from 24-26 April 2015, and is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh Project LINK.

Online registration is now closed, but if you are interested in attending the conference please email waughconf@le.ac.uk LINK.

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