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. The lectures are free to YPS members, non members are welcome for a suggested donation.

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.

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‘Monarch of the Glen’ currently on show at the National Gallery was once owned by YPS member

Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous painting ‘Monarch of the Glen’ was once owned by a YPS member, Albert Denison, Lord Londesborough. This majestic picture of a stag had been commissioned for the House of Lords, but on completion in 1851 it …

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Is the history of flooding at York representative of UK and European flood trends?

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Tempest Anderson Hall
Dr Neil MacDonald, University of Liverpool

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