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 and open to all.  Non members are invited to make a donation.  Children are welcome provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

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

York’s First Photographs Exhibition now open

The Calotype Trail in Museum Gardens and Library Lawn is now complete. Two panels, one on the YPS Lodge, and one outside York Explore, give background information, while the remaining twelve panels show early photographs, called calotypes, taken at or …

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Featured events

"York's First Photographs" - Exhibition in Museum Gardens and Library Lawn

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Museum Gardens

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Is Air Pollution a Problem Worth Fixing?

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Tempest Anderson Hall
Professor Alistair Lewis, University of York

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