Online Lecture


We co-hosted a joint talk with the Leeds Civic Trust using Zoom.

The link to the talk can be found at the bottom of this page.

‘A Stranger’s Guide to Leeds in 1830’

Wednesday 15th July at 6.00 pm

Park Row 1830

A visitor from London arrives in Leeds to gather information for a talk he is giving to his local Literary and Philosophical Society. During his stay he will meet some Leeds personalities and discuss the issues of the day.   In this ‘Tardis-type tour through time’, using a profusion of contemporary illustrations Kevin Grady will recreate Leeds and its buildings and streets in 1830.

Dr Kevin Grady is a leading expert on the history and development of Leeds, and is well known for his books and public lectures. He was Director of Leeds Civic Trust for almost thirty years until his retirement in 2016. Today he is a Council member of the Thoresby Society and is President of the Leeds Library.

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