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York’s First Photographs Exhibition now open

The Calotype Trail in Museum Gardens and Library Lawn is now complete. Two panels, one on the YPS Lodge, and one outside York Explore, give background information, while the remaining twelve panels show early photographs, called calotypes, taken at or …

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“York’s First Photographs” Calotype Exhibition starts August 30th

If you happen to be walking through Museum Gardens next week, you may see some workmen carefully preparing the walls of St Mary’s Abbey, the Observatory, the two Lodges, and a number of other places in order to mount the …

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Astronomy, God & The Search For Elegance

Astronomy, God & The Search For Elegance York Minster 7pm on Wednesday 21st August (Ebor Lecture Series) This lecture will discuss how scientific theories must do more than merely satisfy the data; they must do so in a way that …

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5th July Public Lecture on Plague Pits – public archaeology reconstructing the impact of the black death

The Department of Archaeology at the University of York is delighted to be hosting the Society for Medieval Archaeology’s annual conference on The Long Black Death: new perspectives on 5th and 6th July 2019. There is a public lecture on …

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York Festival of Ideas 2019

Join us for York Festival of Ideas 2019. Running from 4 to 16 June, the Festival includes more than 200 mostly FREE events to educate, entertain and inspire. A selection of events is listed below and the full programme can …

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Tempest Anderson Exhibition

The University of York Library invites YPS members to view a free small exhibition in the University Library between 9th April to 1st July, based on their Tempest Anderson resources. The focus is to give an overview of this York …

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2019 British Science Week 8-17 March Citizen Science Project

Operation Weather rescue needs your help! Every day since 1860 the Met Office has produced daily weather reports from across Western Europe. Much of this data has not been digitised so the challenge for British Science Week this year is …

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‘Monarch of the Glen’ currently on show at the National Gallery was once owned by YPS member

Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous painting ‘Monarch of the Glen’ was once owned by a YPS member, Albert Denison, Lord Londesborough. This majestic picture of a stag had been commissioned for the House of Lords, but on completion in 1851 it …

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Geological Information for all

Members with even a passing interest in Geology should admire the new signage giving information about the Geological Mosaic map, whilst committed geologists might like to check out the new information which has just been added to the Geology Group section of …

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York talks: research in the spotlight

Join us on Wednesday 9 January 2019 for a day of inspirational short talks about the world-leading research happening at York. Free of charge and open to all Wednesday 9 January 2019 15-minute talks, no prior knowledge needed Come for …

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