Yorkshire Scientists and Innovators Articles

A resource for the history of science in Yorkshire

One of the aims of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is to promote the public understanding of science; in particular, science in Yorkshire.  The 2012 York Science and Innovation Grand Tour generated the idea of creating a list of Yorkshire scientists and innovators, and of asking members and others to write short biographical or historical articles on them.

So far the list numbers around 35, and about 20 articles have been received. Contributors to the project include members of YPS, speakers who have presented YPS lectures, and other associates. The articles are to be published over time on the YPS website and it is hoped they will form the basis of an educational resource for the history of science.

Accessing the articles

Newly posted articles will be made available for YPS members to view (requires password sign-in) for a period of about a month.
After the “members-only” preview period, full public access to the articles will be made available.

Updates on the progress of the project and announcements of new content will appear in the website News posts as well as in the periodic YPS Newsletter.

To view the articles, use the menu to the left.

Contributors wanted!

The project is on-going and you are invited to participate. If you would like to produce a short article about a Scientist or Innovator from Yorkshire or with a connection to Yorkshire, please get in touch. You can contact the YPS office by email on mailto:info@nullypsyork.org . Alternatively, talk to a member of the YPS Council at a future YPS event.
The group set up by YPS Council to manage this project is currently chaired by Dr Peter Hogarth.

List of articles

(Click on title or use menu on left to select article)

Dr Tempest Anderson by Jim Spriggs

William Sawney Bisat  by David Rowe

George Cayley by Jim Matthew

Sir John Cockcroft by Margaret Leonard

Alexander Henry Green by David Rowe

William Vernon Harcourt by David Rowe

Sir Fred Hoyle by Patrick Mason

Henry Hunnings by Jim Matthew

Sir Jonathan Hutchinson by David Lewis

Thomas Johnson by David Lewis

Percy Fry Kendall by David Rowe

Sir Hans Krebs by YPS member

George Lamplugh by David Rowe

Thomas Laycock  by Carole Smith

Dr Martin Lister by Peter Hogarth

John Phillips by Rod Leonard

Joseph Priestley by Patrick Masonj

Adam Sedgwick by David Rowe

Percy Shaw by Vivien Irish

Neville Shute by Carole Smith

William Smith by Rod Leonard

John Snow by YPS member

Henry Clifton Sorby by David Rowe

Richard Spruce by Alan Cochrane

John Edward Stead by David Rowe

Charles Edward Fox-Strangways by David Rowe

Smithson Tennant by David Lewis

Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson by Margaret Leonard