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

2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize announced

The winner of the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science book prize is Caroline Criado Perez for “Invisible Women “. Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is …

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Featured event

Water, War and the Making of Modern Europe: the archaeology of Breary Banks, Colsterdale

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Tempest Anderson Hall
Dr Jonathan Finch, Reader in Historical Archaeology, University of York

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