Useful Links

The following list provides links to the various institutions which support the YPS lecture programme through collaboration, sponsorship and promotion. 

Kindred Societies and Affiliations

The British Science Association
The YPS is an ally the British Science Association

Café Scientifique
The YPS organises and administers the York branch of Cafe Scientifique

York Museums Trust
The charitable trust which manages the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens

Learned Societies in Yorkshire

York Archaeological Trust
An independent charity, founded in 1972, which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations.

Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Promoting the study of Yorkshire’s past

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
The Trust has worked for more than 60 years protecting wildlife and wild places, and educating, influencing and empowering people

Yorkshire Gardens Trust
The Yorkshire Gardens Trust works to conserve and foster this county’s garden heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.

fyag logo thumbnailFriends of York art Gallery
upports York Art Gallery (York Museums Trust) in its purchasing of works of art, conservation and education

York Civic Trust
A membership organisation, set up to protect and enhance York’s architectural and cultural heritage.

York Astronomical Society
A friendly collection of people who share a common appreciation for all things astronomical

Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society
An amenity society concerned with the environment and heritage of the historic County of Yorkshire  For current programme click YAYAS Lectures 2022-23. 

“People, Landscape And Cultural Environment of Yorkshire” – Education and Research Centre

York Medical Society
Founded in 1832 for “The purpose of promoting and diffusing medical knowledge”

Yorkshire Film Archive
A public access film archive for Yorkshire and the Humber with over 14,000 items of film and video

York Oral History Society
Founded in 1982 to collect and preserve the memories and experiences of York people

National Societies and Organisations

Institute of Physics
A scientific membership organisation devoted to increasing the understanding and application of physics

Royal Geographical Society
The learned society and professional body for geography. Established in 1830, we advance geographical science and support its practitioners.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
A professional institution for engineers including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities.

Historical Association
Presenting the case for knowing and learning about the past

For a more comprehensive listing of learned societies in the UK: