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2017 York Festival of Ideas launched

York Festival of Ideas 2017 runs from 6th to 18th June. With over 180 events including talks, performances and exhibitions there is something for everyone. Copies of the brochure are available from the Lodge or online: York Festival of Ideas …

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YPS helps develop the first York Science Trail

YPS member, John Bibby, is spearheading a move to establish a number of walks around the city and environs highlighting the contribution made by York people in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). The first of …

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4th Feb. CBA Yorkshire Symposium & AGM

Cost £14 (£10 to members of CBA & YAYAS) including morning coffee The Council for British Achaeology invites you to join them at their AGM and Symposium in the Fountains Lecture Theatre, St John’s University. The full-day program includes a …

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YPS forms its own Geology Group

As the latest spin-off from the Geological Map project, a new YPS group has been set up for those with an interest in Geology, under the leadership of member Paul Thornley (pictured enjoying the geology at Boggle Hole). The group …

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Science Asks: Is Anyone out there?

Renowned Physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the editor of a new book “Aliens”, which sets out to find the answer to this question. Contributors include astrophysicist, Martin Rees, broadcaster, Dallas Campbell, and Director of BEYOND, Paul Davies. Offering a lively …

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Brian Cox announces the winner of the 2016 “Booker Prize for Science Writing”

The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 has been awarded to Andrea Wulf for “The Invention of Nature”. This is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, who was one of the first Honorary Members of YPS, elected in …

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“Get to know your York” Free Walking Tours Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September

An invitation to YPS members from the Lord Mayor and the York Civic Trust Tours leave each day from 10am until 3pm meet in St Helen’s Square. The event is free but a donation to the Lord Mayor’s charities would …

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John and Anne Phillips Prize awarded

At a reception held in the YPS Lodge on Friday 29th July, the inaugural “John & Anne Phillips Prize” for the best final year undergraduate geology mapping dissertation at the University of Hull was presented to Tom Rowe for his …

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Rock Samples for the Geological Map – Cafe Sci- 6 July

To celebrate the positioning of the final rock samples next to the Geological Mosaic, Cafe Scientifique is holding a discussion on July 6th – “Representing the rocks of William Smith’s Map: Learning the hard way!” Last year, to celebrate the …

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Geological map – Final samples in place

The installation of the William Smith Geological Map mosaic was completed last week with the positioning of the final rock samples in front of the surrounding flower borders. The last samples were two of the clays, representing Smith’s Red Marl …

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