My Kingdom for a Horse: study day in Richmond and Middleham: theatre, castles and horse racing


Friday 5 May 2017, organised by Catherine Brophy The itinerary for this study day included a unique theatre, mediaeval castles and an introduction to the training of racehorses. On a blustery, sunny day 33 members headed for Richmond in the …

Posted - 27/07/2017 | Read more

Young Scientists’ Research Presentations

Cafe 5 Feb 2017

February Cafe Scientifique was held with the North Yorkshire Microbiology STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Research Hub (secondary school project supported by The Wellcome Trust). Four secondary schools took part in the symposium explaining the scientific research they have …

Posted - 7/02/2017 | Read more

Archaeology Awards 2016

Archaology Awards2016

Hermann Ramm Prize – was awarded to Caitlin Kitchener, MA in Historical Archaeology for her dissertation entitled: ‘The Radical Landscapes of Peterloo: An archaeological analysis of the construction of radical political space.’ Historical Archaeology has yet to explore its full …

Posted - 22/01/2017 | Read more

Nuffield Projects Celebration Event


Sixth Form students studying science subjects and mathematics spend 4/6 weeks on attachment to a senior scientist in a University or a Business. The students prepare a report of their research findings. YPS hosted a Celebration Event for some of …

Posted - 13/11/2016 | Read more

Plants v Explosives

exposive plants

Dr Liz Rylott gave the September Cafe Scientifique session describing her work with plants, genetically modifying them to clean-up explosive-contaminated land. This lively presentation gave us a lot of issues to consider and discuss. There is the potential for these …

Posted - 29/09/2016 | Read more

Genome Debate @ Cafe Scientifique


Genome Debate The debate was held with three expert speakers, each one gave a different viewpoint of how they are using Genome data and the issues around privacy. Dr James Chong, Senior Lecturer in Biology at The University of York …

Posted - 2/08/2016 | Read more

Roman Medicine and Modern Medicine

Roman Medicine

In May we had an illuminating presentation by Dr Nick Summerton demonstrating some of his researches on Roman Medicine, particularly eye medicine. Dr Summerton has had some original artefacts copied to demonstrate how medical tools developed and were used by …

Posted - 31/05/2016 | Read more

Geological map – Yorkshire Rocks moved in place


YPS ¬†members will recall that when we unveiled the stunning mosaic in Museum Gardens, representing the Yorkshire section of William Smith’s 1815 map, we promised to put samples of the real rocks in the flower borders nearby. This has taken …

Posted - 7/04/2016 | Read more

Tea at The Lodge: new and recent members

Lodge on web

Two welcome events for new and recent members have been held in the Reading Room at The Lodge in March. Each afternoon was an opportunity for members to meet the ever-helpful YPS clerk, Frances Chambers and Catherine Brophy, Chair of …

Posted - 31/03/2016 | Read more

John Phillips Blue Plaque Unveiled in Museum Gardens

Phillips Plaque Feb 2016

York Civic Trust, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, and the York Museums Trust announce the unveiling of a blue plaque to a distinguished scientist and former resident of York, John Phillips FRS. A blue plaque to a famous York geologist was unveiled …

Posted - 29/02/2016 | Read more