Lecture Syllabus 2019-2020


Session 2019-2020


The following lectures have been arranged for members. All meetings are at the Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds LS1 6AL and start at 6.30 unless stated otherwise. Refreshments from 5.45pm before the meeting.

2018
Monday September 16th Leeds and the industrialization of the UK food system before 1800. John Chartres will look at Leeds and how this developed.
Tuesday September 24th  Joint Meeting with Leeds Library.
Professor Jessica Malay will give an illustrated talk on Lady Anne Clifford of Skipton and Appleby Castles. Looking at her autobiographical writings Professor Malay will talk about the life long struggle Lady Anne had to gain her inheritance and how she restored her estates.

Monday October 21st Joseph Priestley, The Leeds Library and the Leeds Census of 1771 and 1775. A talk by past president Jim Morgan.

Wednesday November 6th
@ 1pm
Ralph Thoresby in his own words. by Professor Peter Meredith
Wednesday November 13th
@ 1pm
Prospects and Panoramas of Leeds. by Dr. Kevin Grady
Monday November 18th Victorian Chatelaine : Emily Meynell Ingram of Hoar Cross and Temple Newsam. James Lomax, author and former curator at Temple Newsam, will give an illustrated talk.

Wednesday November 20th
@ 1pm
Lost Churches of Leeds 1800-1900. by Revd. Dr. Roy Yates
Wednesday November 27th
@ 1pm
Lady Members of the Leeds Library 1768-1914. by Janet Douglas
2020
Monday January 20th Members' Evening

1.The prints and prospects of Samuel Buck. A talk by Dr Roy Yates

2. The Leeds Bantams in World War 1. Chris Hindle will share some of his research. This will be followed up by an excursion in the Spring.

Refreshments will be provided.

Monday February 17th John Dixon and his sketch books from the Thoresby Collection. Peter Meredith will talk about these.



Monday March 16th 'Time stood still': Civilian and military prisons at Lofthouse Park Camp near Wakefield 1914-1919. Dr. Claudia Sternberg from Leeds University will give an illustrated talk, the last in our series of talks relating to the First World War.

Monday April 20th THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor, will be present.
The AGM will be followed by a lecture by the Society President Eveleigh Bradford on Atkinson Grimshaw: 'Our talented townsman.'