S. And J. Watts : founders of a great wholesale empire and of Kendal Milne

Dr Diana Leitch

In this lecture the Lit & Phil President, Dr Diana Letich, will explore the histories of Samuel and James Watts, from their fortunes from enormous a wholesale business in Manchester to their acquisition of Abney and Burnage Halls.

11th October 2016, 7:00pm

The Dirty Thirties: Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression

Professor Will Kaufman

The Dirty Thirties is a 'live documentary' exploring the songs of Woody Guthrie and their origins in one of the most turbulent times in American history.  

28th September 2016, 7:00pm

Car Park Changes at RNCM


Due to current building and road works around the Royal Northern College of Music, there have been some changes to car parking arrangements which Members should be aware of when attending lectures. Click here for more information.

Architecture is Political

Professor Albena Yaneva

In this lecture Professor Yaneva will ask the questions: how, when, and under what circumstances can design practice generate political relations? How can architectural design become more 'political'?

3rd October 2016, 7:00pm

35 Years of Chaos - Have We Learned Anything Important?

Professor Stephen Scott

This lecture will draw on chemistry, combustion and biology to try to answer questions such as ‘how has chaos changed our general understanding of how nature can behave’, ‘how much complexity is really needed for chaos’ and ‘can we make use of it’? 

18th October 2016, 7:00pm

Dalton Lecture -'The History of sp2 Carbon in England'

Professor Kostya Novoselov

We are honoured to have Professor Kostya Novoselov, one of the scientists behind graphene, address the Lit & Phil for the Dalton lecture. Furthermore, he will be receiving the Dalton Medal for his contributions to science.

26th October 2016, 7:00pm