Available Now: Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

The Latest News From the Yorkshire Geological Society

IMPORTANT NOTICE: General Data Protection Regulations 2018

New legislation comes into force on 25 May 2018 that requires us to update our Privacy Policies and the procedures we use to store and process your Personal Data.

General users of this website are invited to read our updated Website Privacy Policy.

If you are a Member of the Yorkshire Geological Society, we invite you to read our more specific Members’ Privacy Policy that explains how we will store, process and use your membership details.

Our latest Members’ Circular 615 includes a letter from Council explaining our Privacy Policies and including a form for you to post back to us to confirm and update your contact details. We would be particularly grateful if you would include your email address so we can improve how we communicate with you, in particular to provide you with news and updates on Society meetings and field trips, and more general information on other events in the region that may interest you.

If you would prefer to send your updated details by email (and save the cost of a stamp!), please download and complete our Contacts Confirmation Form and return it to via e-mail to the e-mail address indicated on the form.

Thank you for your continued support of the Society and we look forward to seeing you at our events during the remainder of 2018.

Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman now on sale!

The Yorkshire Geological Society is pleased to announce the publication of Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman a biuography to Colin Speakman.

Published jointly by YGS and Gritstone Publishing Co-operative Ltd, the book tells the story of the upbringing, professional life and research of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era British Science. Colin Speakman, already well known for his writings and broadcasts on the Yorkshire Dales, carries the reader from Sedgwick’s humble beginnings in Dent to his academic position of Woodwardian Professor at the University of Cambridge. Because of the detailed research by the author the book will appeal not only to readers with an interest in the history of science but also to those who enjoy a fast-moving and diverse story of success, often against all the odds. Lovers of Yorkshire, and in particular the Dales, will find much to enjoy

Order your copy today through our dedicated sales page.

A Word From Our President

From 25 May 2018, most processing of personal data by organisations will be required to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.

While much of the substance of the GDPR is embodied in current data protection regulations, there will be a significant tightening in the requirements to provide clear explanations of personal data management and usage policy, to seek permission from individuals to hold their data and to clarify procedures for deletion of the data. This will require the YGS to update its Privacy Policy and seek explicit consents from members and other individuals who provide personal data to the Society.

YGS holds members' and other individuals' personal data for managing and processing membership subscriptions, informing members about society events and distributing the Society's publications. More recently, we have started to use online sales which also require processing of personal data.

For members we will be circulating our Privacy Policy in our April Circular together with a consent form. These will also be sent out by e-mail to those members who supply us with e-mail addresses, and a link to the Privacy Policy will also be provided on our webpages.

As part of our update of Privacy Policy we also wish to take the opportunity to encourage all our members to provide us with e-mail addresses so we can improve how we communicate news about YGS and corresponding societies' events. Please look out for these communications, as acquiring these consents is vitally important to ensure compliance with GDPR.

Dr. Andrew Howard, President

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The Society also operates a member’s email list to help keep members informed of Society news and changes to the events programme. The system is administered through the national Joint Academic Computer Network (JICSMAIL) on behalf of the Society, and allows both Council and registered members to communicate directly.

If you would like to receive news and updates directly via e-mail, please contact us and request to be added to our members e-mail forum.