Lecture Syllabus 2017-2018


The following lectures have been arranged for members. All meetings are at The Friends’ Meeting House, Woodhoue Lane, Leeds, LS2 9DY and commence at 7.15pm unless stated otherwise.

2017
Monday
September 18th
The political life of Alice Bacon: one of the twentieth century's most remarkable female politicians defying all odds to be elected the first woman MP for Leeds in 1945.
A talk by Rachel Reeves MP for Leeds West

Monday
October 16th
The Conscientious Would Not Go; The Music of War Resistance 1914-1918.
Dr Clive Barrett will give an illustrated talk about fate of Leeds conscientious objectors.

Monday
November 20th
Leeds Locomotive Builders to the World.
Dr Di Drummond from Leeds Trinity will talk about the railway engine building companies in Leeds.

2018
Monday
January 15th
Members' Evening
1. Robert Baker and the 1832 Cholera Map of Leeds
by John Turney
2. The Family Throp - sculptors of Leeds by Michael Meadowcroft

Monday
February 19th
Leeds parliamentary Election
Dr David Thornton

Monday
March 19th
Between Public and Private: Arthur Ransome' photographs of the Russian Revolution.
Simon Popple looks at the collection of Ransome's photographs in the author's life

Monday
April 16th
6.45pm
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The lord mayor, Councillor will be present
This will be followed by a lecture tba by John Chartres, the Society President