Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the 

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society will take place on

Saturday 28th March

in the Terrace Room at Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Light refreshments from 10.30am, meeting starts 11am

Frank Woolrych was the driving force behind the recent revival of the society and we are eager to keep this momentum alive, to continue to build on past experiences and sustain a thriving organisation.

We would welcome anyone interested in getting involved with the running of the Society and ask that they get in touch with Barbara Atack before the meeting, on ataxjb@btinternet.com

The Lit & Sci has been in existence for 115 years, we do not want it to fade away.

Obituary: Frank Woolrych

 

 

 

Event Information:

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Christopher de Bellaigue: The struggle between faith and reason in modern Islam

    This Event is Cancelled:

    Journalist Christopher de Bellaigue, who attended Eton College, is from an Anglo-French background. He obtained a BA and MA in Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he was a student at Fitzwilliam College. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize. In 2007-2008, he was a visiting fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. There he began work on his biography of the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh who was overthrown in 1953 in a military coup instigated by the British and American Governments to protect the interests of their oil companies.

    In 2012, his book about Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mossadegh, Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup, was published.

    Christopher is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, New York Review of Books, Granta, and The New Yorker, among other publications. He was formerly the Tehran correspondent for The Economist. He lives in London with his wife Bita Ghezelayagh, who is an Iranian architect, and two children.

    Faith or Reason, which is best?  There's only one way to find out! Playing in your local High St soon.