Manchester Lit & Phil, the city’s historic hub of big ideas, celebrate their 243rd birthday on Wed 28 Feb 2024. They invite you to join their intrepid intellectual community and expand your mind with a diverse, profoundly insightful programme of talks and discussions covering everything from classical thought to the most urgent issues facing modern society.


When you join Manchester Lit & Phil, you’ll gain peerless insight into a world of fascinating thought. You’ll learn more about the past, present and future of big ideas through a regular schedule of engaging talks delivered by some of the most charismatic and respected thought-leaders in their fields. Become a member today and broaden your philosophical horizons with a series of illuminating lectures, including Professor Jade Munslow Ong’s exploration of modernism and its intriguing origins through the aesthetic and literary history of South Africa.


Alongside their programme of spellbinding talks and lectures, the society also hosts a wide array of immersive event formats which invite participatory discussion among speakers and audiences. On Thu 25 Apr, the Lit & Phil Philosophy Forum will gather for a friendly and engaging interrogation of human self-image and hubris in a fathomless universe. The evening’s discussion seeks to put the fun back into rigorous theoretical conversation by involving different viewpoints and experience levels in the spirit of collaboration. All are welcome to attend!


Whether it’s restoring ecosystems and collective psychological wellbeing in modern cities through the reintroduction of ‘urban meadows’ or saving lives in areas of famine, war and disease, Manchester Lit & Phil’s programme aims to foster a greater understanding of our world and its demands by responding to topical questions with informed, exciting discussion and bold, ambitious ideas.


As a member of Manchester Lit & Phil, you’ll enjoy access to a network of like-minded individuals, with regular opportunities to socialise and develop new friendships among kindred spirits in pursuit of knowledge and conceptual expansion.


In connecting with Manchester’s vanguard of big ideas, you’ll help to grow the world’s second-oldest learned society and amplify the joy of intellectual discussion to a wider audience.

Click here to see Manchester Lit & Phil’s wondrously eclectic events programme, and become a member from just £2 a month here.

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Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 27 Feb 2024