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The Heatons Lit and Phil has been in the Heatons of Stockport for over 100 years.  It was founded in 1884 as the Heaton Chapel Literary and Philosophical Society in the Victorian era alongside many other similar Society's across the country.  The aim was to

To bring enlightenment and to stimulate interest in topics relating to the arts and sciences, including literature, nature, travel and allied subjects, but expressly excludes religion and politics.

We still stick to these founding guidelines and cover a huge range of topics from both members and guest speakers from around the country.