What’s on : Cafe-scientifique

“From Cave to Cosmos” YPS and Science in York

5 Jun 2023
Start time
7:00 PM
Bootham School
Sarah Sheils, Historian
"From Cave to Cosmos" YPS and Science in York

Event Information

“From Cave to Cosmos” YPS and Science in York

Sarah Sheils, Historian

Talk on the new book “From Cave to Cosmos: A history of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society” written by historian Sarah Sheils. Founded in 1822, the Yorkshire Philosophical Society has continuously provided a range of activities to promote the public understanding of science and now reaches its bicentenary, flourishing as a learned society open to everyone. In this talk author Sarah Sheils explores the ideas and scientists forming part of this distinguished history, from William “Strata” Smith, Professor John Phillips, and George Cayley to Tempest Anderson and then Mary Kitson Clark and on to contemporary scientists. Alongside the physical gift to the citizens of York of the Museum Gardens, the Yorkshire Museum, St Mary’s Abbey, the Multangular Tower and the Hospitium, this book celebrates the work of the Society’s indefatigable members over the last two hundred years. The book will be available to purchase at the event.

To be held in the Auditorium at Bootham School, York YO30 7BU with many thanks to Bootham School.

An event for the York Festival of Ideas – free tickets from 28th April: