Welcome to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

We regret that owing to the Covid-19 situation our programme of lectures, talks and visits has been temporarily moved online and our office at the Lodge has been closed. Our quarterly newsletters are printed and sent to members without internet access. Follow the link for online newsletters:

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To contact us during this period, please email: info@ypsyork.org. (Post sent to the Lodge and messages left on our office voicemail will be dealt with but there may be a delay. Thank you for your patience.)


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.

For help to navigate the site, click here:- Website help

Latest News

Geology Notes for April

This month’s instalment of Paul Thornley’s guide to keeping interested in geology during the pandemic begins with an invitation to visit the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Arran via the website of the Arran Geopark. There are lots of …

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