The eco-time capsule project: POPULATION MATTERS

Professor John Guillebaud


Environment Time-Capsules (Eco-TCs) were buried in 1994 in the Botanic Gardens at Kew, Ness, and in South Africa, the Seychelles, Mount Annan near Sydney and in Mexico.  These were designed as a Warning, an Apology and a Promise.

11th December 2019, 7:00pm

The Lit&Phil Christmas concert

Café Band

The Lit & Phil’s autumn term will round off with a festive musical event at the Royal Northern College of Music, with the ‘Café Band’ playing a selection of music for us. 

13th December 2019, 5:30pm

Formula for Thrill

Professor Brendan Walker

Many people are passionate about theme parks, roller coasters, and thrill rides of all sorts. But did you know there's both an art and a science to creating these thrilling adventures in real life?

23rd January 2020, 7:00pm

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: myth, music and message

Dr Michael Downes

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is arguably the most famous piece of classical music ever written, as is shown by the frequency and stature of the occasions on which it is performed...

28th January 2020, 7:00pm

The Internet of Things

Nigel Linge

Imagine a world where everything is connected to everything else through the Internet. Your home senses, understands and adapts to your every need; shopping is fully automated with goods being delivered by drones...

4th February 2020, 7:00pm

Ruskin and the Polygon

Professor Sandra Kemp

For Ruskin the world was equally an object of science and of the human imagination.  His work bypassed orthodox thinking; it was not just a set of contents but a powerful set of imaginaries, reflecting complex processes of vision and embodiment, the verifiable and the imagined, the objective and the creative.

13th February 2020, 7:00pm