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The Lit & Phil’s Annual General Meeting is usually held in May but this year will take place on Wednesday 14 October, 6pm in the Lecture Room of the Lit & Phil. (Please note change of venue from previously advertised).

Ordinary & named Family Members may attend, and face coverings MUST be worn please (unless you are exempt).  

To comply with the Government’s Covid safety guidance, the Lecture Room can seat only 49 (48 members plus one staff). If you intend to attend, please email, phone 0191 232 0192 or tell the desk as early as you possibly can.

Invitation to stand: Board Elections 2020

We have twelve Trustees, elected by the Society’s Ordinary and Family Members.  Five vacancies have to be filled at this AGM.

The nomination period is now closed.  We have had an overwhelming response this year, voting is now open and the five successful candidates will be announced by our Chairman at the AGM.

Ordinary Members and named Family Members can vote.  All will receive their ballot papers and candidate statements (either by email or post) this week.  If for any reason you are expecting to receive yours and they haven't arrived, please contact us on and we will get them straight to you.




Image above court. Jacqueline Readman

The benefits of membership

Why not become a member?

The Lit & Phil is free and open to all,
but if you would like to support us by becoming a Member, you can:

Take home from over 200,000 books & CDs, no fines for overdue books, very generous loan periods, exclusive Members' Only events, priority booking, access to secret rooms, free WIFI, our Member's Magazine posted to you as well as regular news and offers.

​To buy or find out more click here 

Alternatively you can call us on: 0191 232 0192, or email us and we'll call you back.