Yorkshire Scientists and Innovators Articles

A resource for the history of science in Yorkshire

One of the aims of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is to promote the public understanding of science; in particular, science in Yorkshire.  The 2012 York Science and Innovation Grand Tour generated the idea of creating a list of Yorkshire scientists and innovators, and of asking members and others to write short biographical or historical articles on them.

By 2023 we now have over 30 biographies. Contributors to the project include members of YPS, speakers who have presented YPS lectures, and other associates. The articles are to be published over time on the YPS website and it is hoped they will form the basis of an educational resource for the history of science.

Available Articles

The available articles are listed on the left. Click on your chosen name to access the article.

There is an additional article on John Goodricke in the YPS Articles section.

Click here to link to it John Goodricke

Contributors wanted!

The project is on-going and you are invited to participate. If you would like to produce a short article about a Scientist or Innovator from Yorkshire or with a connection to Yorkshire, please get in touch. You can contact the YPS office by email on mailto:info@ypsyork.org . Alternatively, talk to a member of the YPS Council at a future YPS event.
The group set up by YPS Council to manage this project is currently chaired by Professor Andy Marvin