Available Now: Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

The Latest News From the Yorkshire Geological Society

NEW! Grants for early career scientists and researchers

Grants of up to £1000 are available, please see you 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Posted 2 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    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 2 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    GRANTS FOR EARLY CAREER AND INDEPENDENT RESEARCHERS Are you an early career geoscientist or independent researcher and seeking funds for research?  Calls are now open for the Yorkshire Geological Society's Research Fund and Fearnsides Award. Apply by end August for grants of up to £1000.  See our website at http://www.yorksgeol...rg.uk/awards.php for details, eligibility and application forms.
    GRANTS FOR EARLY CAREER AND INDEPENDENT RESEARCHERSAre you an early
  • Posted 3 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    This makes a change from my usual habits. Taking a look at some of the black stuff rather than the white in North Lincolnshire.
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  • Posted 3 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA ON THE GEOLOGY OF NORTHERN ENGLAND This exciting 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. The PG Diploma concentrates on the geological evolution of northern England, in order to integrate regional knowledge into the interpretation of larger scale Earth processes and structures. this multidisciplinary qualification will equip students with a breadth of transferable skills including advanced research, science communication and palaeoenvironmental analysis. Applications are currently being considered for the new intake in September 2018, so if you would like to know more about the programme or apply for a place, please visit: https://www.york.ac....earning/geology/ or contact lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk for further details.
    The Geology of Northern England (PGDip) - Postgraduate taught, University of York
  • Posted 3 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    VACANCY FOR CHIEF EDITOR, PROCEEDINGS OF THE YORKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Looking to broaden your knowledge, expertise and profile as chief 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 http://pygs.lyellcol...org/content/62/1 and GeoScienceWorld https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/pygs 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 YGS News page for details and info on how to apply http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/news.php
    Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society: 62 (1)
  • Posted 7 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Commemorating the life and work of
    DR TREVOR FORD OBE (1925-2017) Joint Societies meeting at Buxton Dome Saturday 2nd June and field trips Sunday 3rd June, with lectures on Peak District geology, minerals and caves, Charnian fossils and much more! For further details and a downloadable programme of events see http://www.yorksgeol...ABLE/meeting.pdf
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  • Posted 8 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    ADAM SEDGWICK - GEOLOGIST AND DALESMAN BOOK LAUNCH Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
    Thursday 24 May 2018, 12.30pm See https://blog.yorkshi...st-and-dalesman/ for further information
    Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman