Welcome to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

The YPS offers activities and an annual lecture series to stimulate interest in and improve public understanding of natural sciences and social sciences.

Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural History, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Technology, Zoology….

You can discover more about all these subjects and more in a friendly, welcoming environment with the opportunity to meet others with similar interests.

Explore our website and find out more about our lectures, visits, social activities, publications and on-line resources.

Latest News

Recognition for John Phillips (1800-1874)

YPS is commissioning a recognition stone in York Cemetery for John Phillips (1800-1874). The first keeper of the Yorkshire Museum, John Phillips, was a brilliant scientist and nephew of William Smith, the ‘father’ of English geology. The stone will be …

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John Phillips fossils

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