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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

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

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

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

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

Do they Eyes have it? Flies and finding a cure for Parkinson’s

In the latest Cafe Scientifique on February 3rd Dr Chris Elliott explained the research his team are undertaking into finding the cause of Parkinson’s and for disease-modifying therapies. New animal models of Parkinson’s have been developed since the discovery (in …

Posted - 9/02/2016 | Read more

GMP project team and YPS Members’ research visit to Robin Hood’s Bay

In December the intrepid team of Rod and Margaret Leonard together with archaeologist Andrew Jones (Bone) and Paul Thornley. Rod reports: “Bone, Paul, Margaret, and I went on an expedition to Robin Hoods Bay/ Boggle Hole, and have returned with …

Posted - 26/01/2016 | Read more

Welcome to the YPS blog

Welcome to the YPS Blog The YPS blog brings you an informal note of recent activity and developments from YPS members, including groups, projects and the work of Council Members. We intend this to be a complement to the newsletter, …

Posted - 12/01/2016 | Read more