Alan Turing's Manchester - Members Only

Jonathan Swinton

Manchester is proud of Alan Turing but does it deserve to be?

In this talk based on this book Alan Turing’s Manchester, Jonathan Swinton explores the complexity of the city that Alan Turing encountered in 1948 and the remarkable men and women who surrounded him.

16th September 2019, 2:00pm

Annual General Meeting 2019

Members are invited to attend the Lit & Phil 2019 Annual General Meeting.

24th September 2019, 6:30pm

An Unusual Announcement: Carlo Crivelli's 'An Annunciation with St Emidius' (1484)

Professor Des Winterbone

The multitude of Annunciations existing today epitomise Gregory the Great's words "Illiterate men can contemplate in the lines of a picture what they cannot learn by means of the written word". 

24th September 2019, 7:30pm

Delivering the future: Greater Manchester's Transport Strategy

Nicola Kane

Since the industrial revolution and the world’s first passenger railway services transport has played a critical role in shaping Greater Manchester and the lives of people living in the conurbation.

3rd October 2019, 7:00pm

The Beautiful Cure

Professor Dan Davis


Our immune system is one of the great marvels of nature – and it holds the key to human health.

10th October 2019, 7:00pm

No Regrets - The Life and Music of Edith Piaf

Derek Blyth

In a century known for its record keeping and attention to detail, Edith Piaf’s life can read like a fairy tale or, perhaps, more accurately, a cheap paper-back.  There are so many legends, half-truths and fabrications that it can be difficult to see the real woman behind the image.

15th October 2019, 7:00pm