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The Lit & Phil Development Appeal

On Monday 7th February 2011 we welcomed over 150 guests into the library to hear details on what we are hoping to achieve and how people can help us.

Our now President Alexander Armstrong was here to entertain and to lend support to the appeal. Comedian, actor and presenter Alexander has family links to the Lit & Phil, at least two of his ancestors were presidents of the Society.

Summary of appeal objectives
  1. 1. Progress to date

    We have had a wonderful response to the Lit & Phil appeal and the monies raised to date have enabled us to carry out structural repairs, most notably to the roof over the back stairs and the area to the rear of the building. We are hugely grateful to everyone who supported the appeal and without whom this vital work would not be possible. There is still more work to do to ensure the survival of this marvellous institution. We are now planning the next phase of the appeal and look forward to updating you in due course. If you would like to donate to the appeal, you can find information on the ‘How To Donate’ page. Thank you for your support.

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Everyclick is a search engine that allows people to search the web and benefit the charity of their choice. The Lit & Phil is one of the charities registered with Everyclick, and to benefit us, simply register with the website, indicating that you wish to support the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne and then use the search engine as normal.

This will cost you absolutely nothing!
Follow the link below to the Everyclick website home page.


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