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.

The November lunchtime lectures at the Leeds Library start at 12.15 but attendees are requested to be in place for 12.00.

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

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.

Wednesday November 1st
Leeds Library at 12.00

Early plans of Leeds: the Falkingham plan of 1560 and Cossins' plan of 1726.
Steve Burt
Wednesday November 8th
Leeds Library at 12.00
The Waterloo plan of Leeds.
November 20th
Leeds Locomotive Builders to the World.
Dr Di Drummond from Leeds Trinity will talk about the railway engine building companies in Leeds.

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.

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

March 19th
‘The Remarkable Story of Hunslet: From Medieval Manor to Industrial Suburb’
Dr Kevin Grady has very kindly agreed at very short notice to step in and give a replacement lecture

April 16th
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.