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

John and Anne Phillips Prize awarded

At a reception held in the YPS Lodge on Friday 29th July, the inaugural “John & Anne Phillips Prize” for the best final year undergraduate geology mapping dissertation at the University of Hull was presented to Tom Rowe for his …

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Prize 3b

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Explosives and the disarming power of plants

Cafe scientifique
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City Screen Basement Bar
Dr Liz Rylott, University of York

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