The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF
All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.
Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.
The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm
11th Oct 2016
18th Oct 2016
25th Oct 2016
1st Nov 2016
1922 to 2016
three centuries of the workhouse
Three wild camel surveys in the Gobi desert
A suffragette in the family
Nigel has owned over 60 Jaguars and Daimlers, writing his first book about the subject in 1983. Some 25 titles later, his passion for the . . .
Researching his family history Peter discovered that his great-great-grandfather had died in a workhouse infirmary . . .
Twenty years ago, John Hare became the first foreigner to cross the Gashun Gobi Desert from north to south. Further expeditions . . .
Peter gives an illustrated talk on the life of his suffragette great-grandmother Alice Hawkins, who campaigned for women’s rights . . .
8th Nov 2016
15th Nov 2016
22th Nov 2016
29th Nov 2016
Life and times of Casanova
Montserrat - Reclaiming Paradise
Step into the Christmas Card
Canon Dr Anne Davison
In the 11th Century the Templars were probably the most wealthy and most powerful organisation in Western Europe . . .
Follow the extraordinary career of Giacomo Casanova, the great lover and adventurer, whose wit, intelligence and daring made . . .
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, David witnessed the volcanic eruptions that changed Montserrat’s destiny . . .
Whether sacred or profane, tasty, tasteful or tasteless, Caroline reveals the underlying social, political and religious messages . . .
17th Jan 2017
24th Jan 2017
31st Jan 2017
7th Feb 2017
The story of Gilbert and Sullivan
Baroque art and architecture
Russia and Europe: what next?
Owls of the world
Professor Helen Hills
With 80 operatic roles and 60 oratorios to his name, Peter’s talent and are sure to add an extra dimension to the evening . . .
Having taught both in the USA and Canada and subsequently at Keele and Manchester, Helen is now Professor of History of Art . . .
Adventurous spirit, travel journalist and author, John has been called “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”. . .
Michael introduces us to the great horned, snowy, pygmy, great grey and spectacled owls and of course, the biggest of them all . . .
14th Feb 2017
21st Feb 2017
28th Feb 2017
7th March 2017
The Story of Britain and Gold
The History of Glass
Temples, Tigers and a Bear called Polly
Spectacular South Africa
Dr Helen Clifford
Drawing together curatorial expertise with a background in social and economic history, Helen’s most recent exhibition . . .
A regular expert on BBC's Antiques Roadshow, Eric is a regular face on TV. He is currently working on Series 4 of BBC 2’s most . . . .
Widely recognized as Europe’s foremost wildlife artist, Pollyanna has won over thirty international awards for her artwork . . .
This renowned horticulturist and former nursery owner explores the spectacular flowers and fantastic scenery of South Africa . . .
The Hull Literary & Philosophical Society is registered as a Charity No 507226