16th February 2021, 12:15pm


Due to current circumstances, the Manchester Lit & Phil have had to readjust the format of our events, as our in-person lectures and seminars have been replaced by virtual lectures and talks.  This has meant that our lively community of learners has not been able to socialise in physical spaces, and we know many of you have missed this.

But we have good news for those who miss the comradery of your fellow Lit & Phil confidants!

Organised by members, the Manchester Lit and Phil will be trialling a series of virtual social sessions that will take place before and after our online events from 24th February.

Titled ‘ForeWords & AfterWords’, these sessions have been devised by members Joanna Lavelle and John Glenn and will both take place on Zoom.




ForeWords – open from 1745 to 1815

Signing up for a lecture? Why not pop in for a coffee and chat, before joining the event, for a chance to meet others.  Find out what’s going on in the society and who is who.  ForeWords is a new informal get together open to anyone attending a Manchester Lit and Phil lecture.


AfterWords – open from 1930 to 2015

The discussion doesn’t have to finish when the lecture finishes.  Pop into AfterWords after the lecture to share your reflections with other event attendees.


If you are interested in attending these socials please send an email to manlitandphilsocials@gmail.com and you will be sent the Zoom information.


We hope to see you all in person soon!

PS: Coffee, wine, gin, or an IPA are all encouraged, but maybe not all at once…