4th August 2020, 10:30am

I hope that you are all keeping well and beginning to enjoy a little more freedom of movement during these uncertain times.  The new ‘normal’ seems to change by the day, but we must all remain very vigilant.  However, I look forward to the day when I can hug our grandson properly!

The Lit & Phil staff and committees continue to actively plan future events though for now we cannot book any of our normal venues.  We very much hope to do so when it is safe and practical.  Be assured we are in regular contact with each venue and are constantly on the lookout for any alternatives.  The full series of online lectures starts on 7 September, and the autumn programme is about to be sent out, containing all the details.  

Please have a listen to the two most recent podcasts, delivered by Jessica White and Adam Waddingham, two PhD students from the University of Manchester History Postgraduate Network.  Their respective themes are ‘Health’ and ‘Tourism’ and have been created specifically for the Lit & Phil.  I want to express my enormous gratitude to the two of them and applaud their creativity.

Also, please see the message from the Honorary Secretary regarding the AGM and membership of the Section committees (Arts, Science and Technology, Social Philosophy and Young People) and Council.

Our website contains all the up-to-date information. Rachel and Aude continue to work from home for now, though the office space is checked weekly for any mail. Do contact them if you have any queries.


Best wishes,

Dr Susan Hilton, President