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

Geological Map almost complete

In the last few days, visitors to Museum Gardens who have taken the new pathway past the pavilion will have spotted the diminutive frame of artist Janette Ireland hard at work. She has been installing the giant jigsaw pieces which …

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Dreams vs Reality - the gap between what people want renewables to deliver and what they can deliver

Cafe scientifique
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City Screen Basement Bar
James Spencer, Portland Analytics

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