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NEW! Yorkshire Geology, Landscape and Literature - Call for Papers and Readings

Following the very successful 2016 “Yorkshire Geology and Art” conference organised by the Yorkshire Geological Society and the Hull College of Art, the Society is planning a similar one day event, this time on “Yorkshire Geology, Landscapes and Literature”, in partnership with the Hull University English Department and the Hull Geological Society, on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

Over the centuries the diversity and natural beauty of Yorkshire's landscapes and geology have inspired and influenced writers and observers. The organisers are inviting proposals for conference papers of 20 – 30 minutes duration that demonstrate these influences, and also recommendations for possible readings of individual writings or extracts of up to 5 minutes.

For further information see the following flyer.

NEW! Grants for early career scientists and researchers

Grants of up to £1000 are available, please see our Awards and Grants page for more details and information on how to apply.

NEW! Vacancy for Chief Editor,

Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society

Are you looking to broaden your knowledge, expertise and profile as the lead editor of a highly regarded geoscience journal? If so, the Yorkshire Geological Society (YGS) is offering an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and experience.

The Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (PYGS) is a leading UK geoscience journal, published by the Geological Society of London (GSL) and included in the world-renowned Lyell Collection and GeoScienceWorld. Recent PYGS highlights include new research on the sedimentology and palaeoecology of brachiopod shell beds in Mississippian limestones of the Derbyshire carbonate platform, and a new record of ichthyosaur embryos preserved in utero in the Early Jurassic of Yorkshire. A thematic set of papers on the Chalk of the Northern UK Province will be published in the November 2018 issue.

We are seeking a Chief Editor to lead the development of the PYGS from 2019 onwards and oversee publication of new scientific content. You will lead a team of experienced Editors and work in partnership with the Geological Society Publishing House to publish the journal and broaden its reach and impact.

Interested? Please see the job description for more details and information on how to apply.

NEW! Postgraduate Diploma in "The Geology of Northern England"

This unique course uses the geological wealth of northern England to explore the main principles of geology and integrate regional knowledge into the interpretation of larger scale Earth processes and structures. Students also assess the region’s importance in the context of current controversies in the Earth sciences, from fracking to climate change, while reflecting upon northern England’s vital role in the history of geology. The Diploma goes on to examine human interactions with the region's rocks and landscapes, from the Palaeolithic to the present day, to complete a fascinating journey overall.

This two-year part-time programme at The University of York is run entirely online by distance learning, but also includes a residential week in York at the beginning of each of the two years, for field and class-based study.

Applications are currently being considered for the new intake in September 2018. For more details and to apply online, please visit the University of York's dedicated page, or email them.

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.

Our Facebook News Feed

Please find below recent society news and information directly from the YGS Facebook page. If you would like to join in with any discussions about the geology of Yorkshire, or share any interesting photographs you may have, please feel free to post a message on our Facebook page.

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.

  • Posted 1 Week Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    YORKSHIRE'S GEOLOGY, LANDSCAPES AND LITERATURE - CALL FOR PAPERS AND READINGS A one day conference at the University of Hull on Saturday 23 March 2019 on how Yorkshire's geology and landscape have inspired some of the greatest novelists, poets, essayists and writers.  Convened by University Of Hull English Department, the Hull Geological Society and the Yorkshire Geological Society. See our news page for details http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/news.php
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    Yorkshire Geological Society
    A wonderful weekend's weather over the 29th and 30th September accompanied the last outdoor meeting of 2018. Saturday's programme focused on the complex glacial and proglacial deposits at South Landing and Danes Dyke on the south side of Flamborough Head. Our leader, Rodger Connell, compared the interpretations made by Lamplugh in 1890 with the latest ideas supported by OSL dates. On Sunday, after an early meet at Mr. Moo's near Skipsea, Rodger led us down to the beach to look at a fast-retreating section of a former Holderness mere (Hornsea Mere is the last remaining example). Skipsea Withow shows a depression in the surface of the Skipsea Till (Devensian) which has been filled by Holocene lake deposits including a very conspicuous organic-rich bed with hazel nuts and logs. Support for activity by beavers, initially suggested after the discovery of supposed gnawed wood, was provided by Rodger who had brought a sample of beaver hair found recently by students. After a coffee and ice cream "lunch", the group travelled to Kilnsea and met up with Dr. Ada Pringle who shared the record of her lifetime's work and interest in processes and landforms on Spurn Point. Ada explained the significance of ords and took us over the now-breached section comparing the seaward and estuary-side features. The President, Dr. Andy Howard gave a vote of thanks to both leaders for their enthusiastic and clearly explained contributions to our increased awareness and appreciation of Quaternary events in East Yorkshire.  The meeting must surely whet the appetite for the October indoor meeting in Sheffield on "New Insights on the Deglaciation of northern England".
    A wonderful weekend's weather over the 29th and 30th September accompa
  • Posted 2 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    YORKSHIRE FOSSIL FESTIVAL 15 - 16 SEPT 2018 Check out this super video of the YFF by filmmaker Paul Puccioni https://vimeo.com/290776547 A superb organising job by Liam Herringshaw, Geology Hull and the Hull Science Festival team. Next year the YFF returns to Scarborough on 13-15 Sept 2019 , be sure to add these dates to your diary!
    Yorkshire Fossil Festival
  • Posted 3 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    GRANTS FOR POSTGRADS & EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS Are you an early career geoscientist? We have grants available to support fieldwork, conference travel, publication costs etc. Only a week to go now to our next deadline! Apply by 30 SEPTEMBER for grants of up to £500. Successful applicant also receives a Geological Society of London Special Publication of their choice. See our website at http://www.yorksgeol...rg.uk/awards.php for details, eligibility and application forms. Be sure to Like our page to keep up to date with news of our grants and awards
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  • Posted 6 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Don't forget to bring your rock and fossil specimens to be cut and polished at the YORKSHIRE FOSSIL FESTIVAL - and see their inner secrets! Hull University 15-16 September, please remember to book your place
    http://scifest.hull..../discovery-zone/
    Don't forget to bring your rock and fossil specimens to be cut and pol
  • Posted 10 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    COLLECTORS, COLLECTIONS and the GEOLOGY of SOUTH WEST BRITAIN Joint Meeting of HOGG and GCG (History of Geology Group and Geological Curators’ Group) Hosted by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath Tuesday 18th September 2018, lectures
    Wed 19th September field trips For more details and registration see: https://geocurator.org/
    Home - The Geological Curators' Group
  • Posted 11 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Chatsworth Grit at Curbar Edge, near Baslow, Derbyshire. To be visited Yorkshire Geological Society field trip 4th August 2018, see our events listings for details.
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    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Just a couple of "magical moments" from this year's Lincolnshire Show where the General Secretary was entertaining children of all ages and fronting the Lincolnshire Geodiversity display on the theme of "Myth, Legend and Folklore in Geology". The supporting photographs are of the "Dragonby dragon" (tufa) near Scunthorpe and the "Devil's Pulpit" (Spilsby Sandstone) near Tealby.
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  • Posted 15 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    GRANTS FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS MISSED OUT ON OUR EARLIER CALLS? Are you an early career geoscientist? We have grants available to support fieldwork, conference travel, publication costs etc. Calls are now open for the Yorkshire Geological Society's Fearnsides Award. Apply by end September for grants of up to £500.  See our website at http://www.yorksgeol...rg.uk/awards.php for details, eligibility and application forms.
    GRANTS FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERSMISSED OUT ON OUR EARLIER CALLS?