Lecture Syllabus 2021-2022
This year we are trying both live and on Zoom so please use the link on each lecture to book your place. Please select either to attend in person or to use Zoom.
|Monday September 20th||A City of Shopkeepers
Eric Musgrave, fashion writer and author of Leeds Then And Now, celebrates the ways in which shops and shopping have shaped Leeds city centre.
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|Monday October 18th||Spinning through the West Riding|
John Cruickshank will discuss some ofhis recent research, based on Bramley, Armley and Wortley in Leeds, into the pre-industrial woollen industry in Yorkshire.
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|Wednesday November 3rd
George Corson, Leeds Architect by Eveleigh Bradford
|Wednesday November 10th
| Dr Hook and the Oxford Movement in Leeds by Rev. Dr Roy Yates
|Monday November 15th||William Gascoigne, Leeds Astronomer - or, How a spider placed Leeds at the forefront of the Scientific Revolution|
David Sellers will explore the life of William Gascoigne (c.l612-1644), the first inventor of the telescopic sight and the telescope micrometer.
|Wednesday November 17th @ 1pm
||Alice Cliff Scatcherd, Leeds Suffragist by Janet Douglas
|Wednesday November 24th
|Joshua Tetley and the development of Tetley's Brewery by Prof. John Chartres
|Monday December 20
||"Look at this - Did you see that'': Making Sense of the Leeds 'Blitz'
This talk from Dr. Henry Irving will explore the history of the city's worst air raid, which took place on the night of14 March 1941.
|Monday January 17th||Members' Evening Part 1|
1. Henry Rowland Marsden: his life and legacy, presented by Chris Hindle
2. The Leeds Preventorium 1925-1939: shielding children from tuberculosis, but ••• presented by David Cundall
3. Fawkes' Fairfaxiana, c.1815-1825: JMW Turner's Illustrations of the Past for the Future, presented by Lucy Bailey
|Monday January 31st||Member's Evening, Part 2
1. The Leeds firm Burmantofts, 1880-1914, presented by Hans van Lemmen
2. Family life in a ledger 1860-1877: The records of a regular visitor to Leeds -Frederick W. Sheppard, Schoolmaster & Parish Clerk of Bardsey, presented by Margaret Mosley
3. Brutal exhibition' or 'Noble Art of Self Defence'? - a short history of prize fighting in Leeds 1820-1860, presented by Derek Martin
|Monday February 21st
|| 'The Risk We Take': LGBTQ Histories of Leeds. |
Ross Horsley looks into the lives of local lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people from the 1960s to the 1990s.
|Monday March 21st||Field Marshal Lord Nicholson (1845-198): From LGS to CGS |
William Gustavus Nicholson was born in Leeds and attended Leeds Grammar School. He served most ofhis army career in India before becoming Chief of the General Staff and the first Chief of the Imperial General Staff. John Davies' talk tracks his life and career.
|Monday April 25th||THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Followed by a lecture from Michael Meadowcroft exploring the many possible uses of Ephemera in the aid of Leeds research.