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

Private Viewing of the Escrick Ring on June 17th

On June 17th The Yorkshire Philosophical Society will be holding a ticketed lecture in conjunction with the York Festival of Ideas. This lecture will be preceded by a private viewing of the Escrick Ring for YPS members at 6.45 pm, …

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Escrick RIng

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The Science of Brewing

Cafe scientifique
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City Screen Basement Bar
Allan Rice and Sarah Thackray

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The Science of Brewing