What's On At The Lit & Phil

  • October Thu 8th 11:00
    New Zealand in the Era of World War One FREE
  • October Thu 8th 18:00
    Rugby Then and Now £4/2
  • October Fri 9th 13:10
    Cello and Piano Recital FREE
  • October Tue 13th 18:00
    Pluto Demoted with Gordon Moir £2
  • October Thu 15th 18:00
    Alan Turing: Uncovering a Colussus, with Professor Brian Randell
  • October Wed 21st 19:00
    Touching Distance FREE
  • October Thu 22nd 18:00
    Joan Bakewell - Thoughts on what I'll leave behind SORRY - SOLD OUT
  • October Fri 23rd 19:30
    Appletwig Songbook and Storiella £5/4
  • October Wed 28th 18:00
    Cosmic Rays: From deep space to you at the speed of light FREE
  • October Wed 28th 18:00
    The Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century Research Group FREE
  • November Wed 4th 19:00
    A Pleasing Terror - ghost stories performed by Robert Lloyd Parry £10/8
  • November Sat 7th 11:00
    Early Bird Jazz with Paul Edis £2
  • November Tue 10th 19:00
    Sam and Ivor at the Lit & Phil FREE
  • November Mon 16th 18:00
    An Appealingly Eerie Happenstance with Professor David Saunders FREE


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