Leeds University Library

Town Hall Talks

Published Monday 4 November 2013

"Plate 2 - Supper Table Decorated and Completely Laid For 16 Persons" from The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton published 1899

"Art on campus", "The Hobbit in Leeds" and "Recipes of Christmas Past"...

The Leeds Town Hall "one object, one hour" lunchtime talks, focus on items held in Special Collections

Art on Campus

Layla Bloom (Curator, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery) introduces the University Art Collection, beyond the Gallery. Find out about the amazing and unexpected works of art on display around the campus for everyone to see. 

The Hobbit in Leeds: Tolkien at the University

Find out about J.R.R. Tolkien's time at the University of Leeds, and the impact it had on his work with Alaric Hall, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, who will talk about a very special letter in the University Library.

Recipes of Christmas Past: The University of Leeds Cookery Collection

All talks are free, and take place from 12.30pm - 1.30pm.