The following list of titles includes first, books with some connection to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, either directly about YPS, or published with the support of YPS or by YPS members; secondly related to YPS lectures. If you wish to purchase any of these books via Amazon, please follow the links from this page – YPS will receive a small commission from Amazon for each purchase. Alternatively, where indicated, some books are available to purchase at the YPS office or at lectures (see publications page for more details).
“The most fortunate situation …” The Story of York's Museum Gardens
This copiously illustrated book provides the definitive history from early times to the present day of this well-loved site at the heart of the City of York.
York 1831-1981: 150 Years of Scientific Endeavour and Social Change
A collection of articles about York from 1831 to 1981 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Includes several contributions by YPS members.
The Nature of the World - The Yorkshire Philosophical Society 1822-2000
A history of the YPS from 1822 to 2000
The Almshouses of York: medieval charity to modern welfare
A history and gazetteer of York's almshouses from 936 AD to the present. Published by the Sessions Book Trust with support from a YPS grant. Carole Smith is currently a Vice-Chair of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.
A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities in the Grounds and in the Museum of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society
A facsimile copy version of a Yorkshire Philosophical Society Publication (1852). Also available on-line from archive.org (follow link).
A Hand-Book to the Antiquities in the Grounds and Museum of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society
A facsimile copy version of a Yorkshire Philosophical Society Publication by Charles Wellbeloved (1881). Also available on-line from archive.org (follow link).
An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs
Related to lecture on 29 March 2010
Septimius Severus: The African Emperor
Related to lecture on 15 February 2011
Bones: Structure and Mechanics
Related to lecture on 31 March 2009
The Cruel Madness of Love: Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 18801930
Related to lecture on 23 October 2012
Medicine and Evolution
Related to lecture on 1 November 2011 and lecture on 15 February 2010
Saving Global Capitalism
Related to lecture on 3 April 2012 (Hugo Radice contributing author)
Silchester: City in Transition
Related to lecture on 2 November 2009
The pain and the privilege: the women in Lloyd Georges life
Related to lecture on 26 October 2012
Ove Arup: Master Builder of the Twentieth Century
Related to lecture on 17 April 2012
Related to lecture on 16 March 2012
Related to lecture on 2 December 2008
Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna
Related to lecture on 25 April 2009
The Great Man: Sir Robert Walpole: Scoundrel, Genius and Britains First Prime Minister
Related to lecture on 26 April 2011
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea
Related to lecture on 9 October 2012
Modern Britain: A Social History, 1750-1997
Related to lecture on 17 March 2009
Wine: A Scientific Exploration
Related to lecture on 26 May 2009. Roger Pinder is Honorary Treasurer of the YPS.
Lutyens and the Great War
Related to lecture on 1 February 2010
The Trader, The Owner, The Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery
Related to lecture on 18 November 2008
The Formation Of The Solar System
Related to lecture on 5 October 2009. Professor Woolfson is an Honorary Vice-President of the YPS
Galileo: Watcher of the Skies
Related to lecture on 6 March 2012