Lecture Syllabus 2017-2018


The following lectures have been arranged for members. All meetings are at The Friends’ Meeting House, Woodhouse 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 in Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL,
parking spaces at Mill Hill Chapel.
1. Robert Baker and the 1832 Cholera Map of Leeds
by John Turney
2. The Family Throp - sculptors of Leeds by Michael Meadowcroft
Refreshments will be provided. Library open from 6pm.

Monday
February 19th
Parliamentary Elections of Leeds 1832-2017
Dr David Thornton looks at the elections and how politics and campaigns have changed.

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 Brotherton collection and little known aspects of the author's life.

Monday
April 16th
6.45pm
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The lord mayor, Councillor Jane Dowson will be present.
This will be followed by a lecture entitled Henry Arthur Albutt and the cause of Mathusianism in nineteen century Leeds by John Chartres, the Society President.