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 email@example.com
The Lit & Sci has been in existence for 115 years, we do not want it to fade away.
Susan Owens: The Appearance of Ghosts
Ghosts – and especially their appearances in art and literature – offer a window on to “the great changes that, over time, have made us see the world in new ways”. The Reformation, the Enlightenment, the age of technology – all have shaped the development of ghosts, and look different when seen through a ghostly lens.
In the 14th and 15th centuries, ghosts dwelt in purgatory, hovering between heaven and hell, and so were able to warn the living of the dangers of sin at the same time as offering the promise of eventual redemption. This changed with the Reformation, when purgatory was officially abolished by the new Church of England.
Susan couldn't come on Halloween, so you'll have to bring your own pumpkins, ectoplasm, bells, books, candles etc. NB. No exorcisms before the end of the lecture.