The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is a charitable learned society, founded in 1822 when “philosophical” had the same meaning as “scientific”. The Society’s primary aim is to promote public understanding and involvement in the academic disciplines of the natural and social sciences.
The main vehicle for this is through a series of over twenty lectures given each year by eminent academics and scientists from the Yorkshire region and other parts of the UK. The lectures are held in the Tempest Anderson Lecture Hall which is part of the Yorkshire Museum in York. All lectures are open to the public. For further information on the lecture programme, please go to the “what’s on” page.
Soon after its foundation, the Society founded the Yorkshire Museum and Botanical Gardens. From its earliest days the Society sought to promote the study of the natural sciences and antiquities.
Yorkshire Philosophical Society
The Lodge, Museum Gardens, York YO1 7DR
Tel/Fax: 01904 656713