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.


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  • 18 Sep 2017 - 10:00am to 19 Sep 2017 - 5:40pm

    Booking is now open for the conference. Please download the booking form from this page, or book online! Venue: Downing College, Cambridge

    F. R. Leavis was one of the most influential literary critics in the twentieth-century, known for his insistence on the humanistic value of literature – the value of literature in human life.