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John Phillips – Yorkshire’s Traveller Through Time

Lectures
Date
6 Oct 2021
Start time
2:30 PM
Venue
The Yorkshire Museum
Speaker
Colin Speakman
John Phillips – Yorkshire’s Traveller Through Time

Event Information

John Phillips – Yorkshire’s Traveller Through Time
Colin Speakman

As well as being the first paid Secretary of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and Keeper of its Museum, Professor John Phillips (1800-1874) was one of Yorkshire’s greatest field geologists and cartographers, and a palaeontologist of world importance whose discoveries led to our understanding of the concept of Deep Time. Less well known perhaps were his gifts as a lecturer and a topographer, producing in 1854, what is probably the world’s first railway tourist guide book – of course about Yorkshire.

Colin Speakman will be available to sign copies of his book linked to this lecture before and after the lecture.

This event will be held at 2.30pm in the Tempest Anderson Lecture Theatre, Yorkshire Museum on WEDNESDAY 6th October.

If pre booking is required details will be added here shortly.