Castleton Literary and Scientific Society

History Of The Society


The Society was founded as the Castleton Wesleyan Mutual Improvement Society in 1894. Meetings were held in the church schoolroom with a view to improving adult education, and by 1897 the Society had become the Castleton Literary and Scientific Society - reflecting its widening appeal. The Society moved to the Carnegie Library (pictured) after its opening in 1906 providing lectures and discussion during the Winter months. Meetings have continued throughout except for a short period during World War II.

Following closure of the Library in 2007, meetings are now held in the Castleton Community Centre on Friday evenings at 7.00 pm from October to March, together with a Christmas lunch and lunch at the end of the lecture season.

Please check current programme as venues and times may change.


Contact Information

Castleton Literary and Scientific Society

Castleton Community Centre
Manchester Road
OL11 3AF