The Society arose from the work initiated by the former Centre for Leavis Studies, which had its origins in the conference, Re-reading Leavis, held at Downing College Cambridge in September 2003, and in surrounding discussions. The Centre organised further meetings (see 'News and Events'), out of which work the decision to form the Society developed.


Upcoming Events

  • 17 May 2017 -
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    There will be a public debate on 'Why Literature Matters', sponsored by The Leavis Society and the University of Hertfordshire. Bernard Harrison and Howard Jacobson will be representing The Leavis Society. All are welcome to attend and participate in the general discussion.

    'Why Literature Matters' will be held at the Bloomsbury Institute in Bedford Square (London) on 17 May 2017, with the following invited panelists: