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“York Unlocked” 7th and 8th October 2023. Experience familiar places through fresh eyes and uncover hidden treasures.

Buildings are open at different times during the weekend so do check the online programme or the printed programme from the Tourist Information Office in Parliament Street. https://york-unlocked.org.uk/visitor-information The YPS Lodge is open on Saturday only. Events include: “The Big …

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Mary Anning Rocks at the Yorkshire Museum from 14th July 2023 and online talks

An exciting new exhibition ‘Mary Anning Rocks’ will celebrate the inspiring story of the renowned palaeontologist. Best known for discovering Jurassic marine fossils in Lyme Regis on the south western coast of England, this family friendly display will introduce Mary …

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York Festival of Ideas June 2nd to 15: Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild

There are many online and in person events bookable online: https://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2023/ Plenty of room at the 14th June lecture in the Yorkshire Museum on “A Story in Stone: from York to Oxford” with Dr Nina Morgan at 7pm. YPS members …

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York “Pint of Science” talks

The York events are held from Monday 22nd May to Wednesday 24th May in pubs and cafes. Venues include “The Winning Post” on Bishopthorpe Road, the “Fulford Arms” and “Spark”. Each evening can be booked online at £5 per event …

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YPS Members invited to join Glasgow Royal Philosophical Society in Durham

Members of Glasgow Royal Philosophical Society invite YPS members to join them on their Newcastle and Durham study tour. Option 1:   Durham Cathedral private visit and Dinner. Tuesday 9 May We can accommodate a small number of additional people on …

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2022 Winner of the Royal Society Science book prize

At the end of November the winner of the 2022 prize was announced as Dr Henry Gee for his book “A (Very) Short History of Life” published by Pan Macmillan About the book A (Very) Short History of Life is …

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Happy 200th Birthday to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Today YPS Members are enjoying the Society’s 200th birthday with a Bicentenary Dinner in York Mansion House. On the blog you can read how the Society began on 7th December 1822 at James Atkinson’s house on Lendal, York; who with …

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Postponed to 10th January from 8th November at 7pm online webinar from YCCC on “Why Preserve Wooden Archaeological Remains”

Unfortunately, due to illness, this Second Tuesday Talk has been postponed. Ian Panter’s talk will now take place on Tuesday 10th January 2023. If you have already registered for this event, you will not have to re-register in January, and …

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16 Oct. YPS Lodge in ‘York Unlocked’

The YPS Lodge will be open to the public on Sunday 16th October as part of the York Unlocked Festival – https://york-unlocked.org.uk/ In this Royal year, we will have a display of YPS royal connections, as part of our illustrious …

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4th October – The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Our friends at the Royal Photographic Society have invitied us to meet the author of this new book at an event in Sheffield on Tuesday 4th October Did you know that the first moving pictures were created in Yorkshire ? …

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