What's On At The Lit & Phil

  • February Mon 8th 19:00
    Ear Training with Paul Edis FREE
  • February Wed 10th 18:00
    Early 20th Century Scottish and English Art
  • February Mon 15th 18:00
    The story of how we learnt to solve equations – and how it all fell apart FREE
  • February Wed 17th 10:30
    Tour of the Lit & Phil FREE
  • February Wed 17th 18:00
    'Midwifery in the Nineteenth Century: Man, Microbes and Misrepresentation' FREE
  • February Fri 19th 20:00
    Jarman in Pieces by Project Adorno FREE
  • February Sat 20th 10:00
    Writing for Wellbeing Workshop £25
  • February Mon 22nd 19:00
    Ear Training with Paul Edis FREE
  • February Fri 26th 13:00
    Lunchtime Jazz £4
  • March Thu 3rd 19:00
    Mari Hannah in conversation with Jacky Collins
  • March Fri 4th 13:10
    Lunchtime Classical Concert with pianist Jill Crossland £2 suggested donation
  • March Sat 5th 10:30
    Tour of the Lit & Phil FREE
  • March Mon 7th 18:00
    The Idea of Higher Education with Dr Lemn Sissay FREE
  • March Tue 8th 20:00
    Motherese + Jennifer Parry + Zoe Gilby Trio £10/8
  • March Wed 9th 18:00
    Surrealism with Gail-Nina Anderson £3


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