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Patrick Boylan - President 2012-14

The Society's President for 2012 - 2014:  Professor Patrick Boylan

 


Introducing the Yorkshire Geological Society: get involved in geoscience in northern England

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From the high Pennines.....
- Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales National Park..... (photo: Alison Tymon)

..... to the coast
- Ravenscar cliff, looking towards Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors National Park (photo: Alison Tymon)

Publications: one of the Society's very popular field guides

Find out more about the exciting geology of the region and internationally important developments in the Earth Sciences by joining the Yorkshire Geological Society. You will find a warm welcome at the YGS, and we are actively seeking new members to become involved with the Society.

Benefits include:

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A field meeting at Stainland, W. Yorks.: examining the different Carboniferous sandstones on the moor. Members hear lectures on the latest research: a reconstruction of "fire fountains" of gigantic lava eruptions in Siberia around 250 million years ago, which may have cause the mass extinction of 90% of the world's species.  (Presidential Address of Prof. Paul Wignall, December 2010).  A Yorkshire Geology Month walk in Haworth, West Yorks., for the general public,   identifying and explaining the origins of the many different building stones seen in the village. 

INDEX TO OTHER WEB PAGES

The Society:

YGS Publications:

YGS Geological Information Service:

Membership details and link to application form Proceedings from 1837 Geological and Local Web Links
Officers & Council for 2014
Other Publications and Field Guides Circulars: Index and full texts in PDF from 2003
Presidents and other Officers from 1837 Book and Map Reviews from YGS Circulars Geological Survey Memoirs for Yorks. (full texts)
The Society's Medals, Awards and Honorary Members  

 


Next Society Meeting: Saturday 6th December 2014, 2pm to 7.30pm,Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 5PS

PRESIDENT’S DAY – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, RECEPTION AND BUFFET

Refreshments including mince pies will be available in the Lawnswood Breakout area from 14.00.  The AGM will be held in Lawnswood One commencing at 15.00.

 1)  Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held at Woolley Hall, Wakefield, on Saturday 7th December 2013.

2)  Annual Reports:  General Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report and Balance Sheet and report of the Independent Examiner of the Accounts.

3)  Election to Membership

4)  Rule Amendments Proposal
Explanatory note: In order to simplify and speed up procedures in relation to membership and bring these into line with current practice, the following changes are proposed:

Rule 3 to read: Persons wishing to support the Objects of the Society may apply for membership in writing or electronically.  Applications shall be considered and approved by the Council or under delegated arrangements determined by the Council from time to time.  The election shall be null and void if the first annual subscription id not received within one month of notification of election.  Members elected after 1st October in any year choose, either to receive the Proceedings for the year of election and to pay their second subscription on 1st January of the next year, or not to receive the Proceedings for the year of election in which case their second subscription will become due on the 1st January of the year but one after their election.
Rule 4 (on categories of membership): to remove part (iv) Institutional Membership which has been transferred to the Geological Society of London as part of the Society’s participation in the Lyell Collection.
Rule 6 (on Honorary membership): to be removed and form a new part (iv) of Rule 4 as: Honorary Members.  Any person who has rendered signal service to the Society, or who is distinguished for the pursuit of the objects of the Society, may be elected an Honorary Member by a General Meeting of the Society on the recommendation of the Council.  Honorary members shall enjoy the same rights as an Ordinary Member for life, without payment of an annual subscription.

5)  Election of Officers and other members of Council for the 177th Session 2015
Council nominations are given below. 

Officers of the Society
  President                                                                  John Knight PhD
  Vice Presidents                                                        Professor Patrick Boylan
                                                                                     Noel Worley PhD
General Secretary                                                      Paul Hildreth BSc
Treasurer                                                                     John Holt MSc
Programme Secretary                                               Will Watts BSc
Proceedings Editor                                                    Stewart Molyneux PhD
Website and Circular Editor (merged office)        Professor Patrick Boylan

Officer appointed by Council
Membership Secretary                                             Christine Jennings-Poole

Members of Council
David Blythe BSc
Claire Dashwood PhD
Dr. Earl Haworth TD FRCP
David Hill BSc
Andrew Howard PhD
Trevor Morse PhD
William Paley MSc
Richard Saville BSc
Michael Squirrell BSc
John Varker PhD

PLEASE NOTE: Further offers or nominations for election to the Council are welcome. These should be with the General Secretary, Paul Hildreth <panda_hildreth@hotmail.com> no later than Monday 1st December.

6)  Announcement of the Award of the first Dr W S Bisat FRS Medal in recognition of distinguished contributions to applied geology

7)  Presidential Address by Professor Patrick Boylan: The continuing value of historic collections to contemporary palaeontological research

8)  President’s Reception and Buffet in the Bramley Room: commencing at 17.30 (admission by ticket only)


 Presidential Address by Professor Patrick Boylan: The continuing value of historic collections to contemporary palaeontological research

ABSTRACT
The present, and continuing, period of austerity for local authorities and universities has already resulted in major losses of staff resources, not least in relation to a century and often more tradition of collecting and research, and the figures indicate that natural history and – especially – geology curatorship have been hit worse than most. In the time available in this Presidential Address I want to highlight just a some examples of the many aspects of historic palaeontological collections which are, or ought to be, of considerable value in contemporary research, and which are likely to become even more so as new scientific techniques continue to develop.

To begin with, our large and very varied historic collections frequently contain much material collected in past centuries and decades that probably can never be duplicated because the localities are no longer accessible. For example in their classic 1942 review of the East Yorkshire Chalk Willie and Ted Wright detailed their recording and collecting at 130 localities, but today excluding he coastal sections from Sewerby to Speeton there are just 6 active quarries, and the industrial scale working of these makes detailed collecting very problematical. The situation is even worse in relation to the country’s former coal mines, with almost all of the many hundreds of shafts and faces now abandoned and inaccessible, while virtually all of the historically very important Yorkshire Pleistocene cave deposits have been completely excavated away in the 19th or early 20th century.

Very important advances similarly using traditional techniques have been achieved in other areas of palaeontology, as with the studies of the eyes and vision of animals as different as ichthyosaurs and trilobites by Robert Appleby and Richard Fortey respectively. My own experience over approaching 50 years has shown me that a great deal of valuable research and advancements in knowledge can similarly still be carried out through the revision and analysis of historic museum collections. One of the most remarkable examples of this is the work over the past decade or so of Donald McFarlane and Joyce Lundberg on the cave deposits of the Torquay area, Brixham Cave and Kents Cavern, which finally established at the end of the 1850s through to the 1860s the great antiquity of man. The original excavations were directed by William Pengelly of the Devonshire Association who recorded in three dimensions the exact location all the deposits found, and of every one of the thousands of fossil bones or Palaeolithic artefacts excavated. Perhaps as a gifted mathematician who knew Charles Babbage, the 19th century father of computing, Pengelly hoped that some day mathematical techniques would advance sufficiently to allow all this data to be analysed and reinterpreted. Using the latest GIS analysis programs and modern high-powered computing McFarlane and Lundberg have been able to throw much new light on these sites, so critically important in the history of science and of humanity.

Other new scientific techniques, often first developed in medical research, are also able to contribute to major advancements in knowledge and understanding. For example, scanning electron microscope studies of the microscopic wear of teeth over animals as different as fossil elephants, rodents and early hominids have thrown new light on the adaptation of the animals to changes in diet and hence to both evolution and the historic environments in which successive species lived. CT scanning, using high powered X-rays, and now MRI scanning using high powered magnetic fields, are now being increasingly used to investigate the internal structure of fossils, previously only discovered by destructive serial sectioning. In the same way the major advances in DNA “finger-printing” over the past four decades are contributing not just to medical and forensic science advances, but to investigations of genetics, classification and evolution in increasingly ancient fossil assemblages as well.
At the present time we are only just beginning to scratch the surface of what promises to be a major renaissance in palaeontology, as such new techniques continue to develop and are joined by further inventions and discoveries, for example the biomechanics of movement, whether walking, swimming or flying, or evidence of the original colours of Mesozoic reptiles and early birds. However, to take advantage of these possibilities we need to ensure that both the collections and the scientific expertise survive into the future.


 

A word from the President

  First, I want to thank the Society for doing me the great honour of making me your President for 2012 – 2014, which of course included our 175th Anniversary: this is something I will treasure to the end of my life.

I have been very well served by an excellent Council and very many volunteers who have helped with the Society’s programme of both indoor and field meetings over the two years.  However, in relation to the last year I particularly want to thank the two Vice-Presidents, Noel Worley and John Knight (who has also continued to serve as Programme Secretary at the same time), General Secretary, Paul Hildreth, Treasurer, John Holt, and our Editor-in-Chief, Stewart Molyneux. We are also very much indebted to Christine Jennings-Poole, Membership Secretary, and Keith Park, Circular Editor, and his team at The City Press, Leeds, especially their designer Nicola. 
I am very sorry that I have not been anywhere near as active as I would have like to have been over the past six months or so because of emerging health problems, now under control I hope, and I want to thank again the officers, especially Noel Worley, for helping to cover for my absences.

Patrick Boylan
President

 

Dr John Knight, President Elect for 2015 – 2016

John Knight - President Elect

John graduated from the University of Aston with a BSc in Geology and Botany, and continued with a PhD in Geology specialising in Coal Measures plant fossils at the University of Sheffield. He is a geologist with over 35 years experience and a distinguished reputation, particularly in relation to the coal sector, both in the UK and world-wide, now working primarily with his own Harworth Minerals Consultancy. Within the Yorkshire Geological Society he has most recently served as a very active Council Member, Programme Secretary and a Vice-President.  (More details will be in the January Circular and on the website in due course.)


 

Next Society Meeting: “Mud, glorious mudstone”, Saturday 31st January 2015: 2pm to 5pm, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham. (Joint meeting with the North-Eastern Geological Society). Organisers: John Knight (YGS) and Howard Armstrong (Earth Sciences, University of Durham. Speakers and other details will be in the January 2015 Circular and on the YGS website



Latest part of Proceedings of Yorkshire Geological Society (vol. 60 Pt. 1 April 2014) on line on the Lyell Collection at: http://pygs.lyellcollection.org/content/current

Contents

  • John K Wright, Lewis Bassett-Butt & Margaret Collinson: Fatally bitten ammonites from the Lower Calcareous Grit Formation (Upper Jurassic) of NE Yorkshire, UK

  • Christopher R C Paul: Did Dactylioceras eat fish?

  • M A Whyte and M Romano: First record of the pterosaur footprint Pteraichnus from the Saltwick Formation (Aalenian) of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK

  • C N Waters, D Millward & C W Thomas: The Millstone Grit Group (Pennsylvanian) of the Northumberland–Solway Basin and Alston Block of northern England

    Obituary (Martin Andrew Whyte)
 

 

Proceedings now fully digitised from vol. 1 (1839) to vol. 5 with free online access to individual YGS members

Instructions for YGS member access to the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 1839 to 2011 in the Lyell Collection
This notice contains important information that will enable you to access the online.  Please make sure that you retain the address label from the envelope containing your latest YGS Circular– this contains your YGS membership number, which you will need to activate your subscription.
Following the launch of the Proceedings in the Lyell Collection, individual members who subscribe to the journal can now view the entire archive from Volume 1 (1839) online.
Before you can access the Proceedings online, you will need to activate your subscription. To do this, go to the YGS Proceedings subscription activation page:
http://www.lyellcollection.org/cgi/activate/ibasic and enter your subscriber ID number in the bottom right hand box.  Your subscriber ID is your YGS membership number,
which is the four digit number shown in the top left hand corner of the address label, with the prefix YGS (e.g. YGS9999). (Ignore the reference to "Institutional Subscription
Access" at the top, and to "payment confirmation letter) "on the bottom line: just put your YGS membership number in the box on the bottom line and press the "submit" button.)
Follow the instructions on the next screen and complete parts A and B.  In part B, you will need to set your own user name and password, which you will use when you next login
to the Proceedings site in the Lyell Collection. Once you have activated your subscription, you will be able to browse the PYGS archive.
For subsequent access, go direct to the PYGS site on the Lyell Collection web site at http://pygs.lyellcollection.org/
The links to both the subscription activation page and your regular login are live on this YGS Home Page and/or can be copied and pasted into your web browser.

 

Stewart Molyneux
Principal Editor, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society

 

 Some British Geological Survey Memoirs for Yorkshire to download


In a major new development for the Society, the British Geological Survey (BGS) had made available to the Society's website full facsimile copies (in PDF format, including all illustrations) of some earlier Geological Survey Memoirs, listed below. These are now available for downloading for personal, academic, educational, non-commercial research and other non-commercial use, from the Yorkshire Geological Society website http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/ only. All users must agree to the BGS terms and conditions before downloading each Memoir.
Go to Geological Survey Memoirs index page

Searchable Indexes to 138 years of the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (1837-1995) now available on line

The Society has been publishing its Proceedings since 1837, and its many thousands of pages contain a great deal of original research and other unique material relating to the earth sciences, especially in respect of Yorshire and adjacent regions, both also nationally and internationally.  Complete reference sets of the PYGS are held by many leading regional and national libraries including the British Library, the Geological Society LIbrary, and the Society's own library, now part of the University of Leeds Library (which members of the Society can apply to use as a benefit of membership via the General Secretary of the Society).
Over the years the Society has published three cumulative indexes to the Proceedings, but it has been an aim of the Society's Council to make these indexes available on line via this website to help members and others to search and explore the rich resources available in the Proceedings
We are delighted announce that thanks to the generous help of Pinpoint Digital of Winsford, Cheshire, which has undertaken the necessary scanning of the published indexes free of charge, these are now available as searchable PDF files as follows:
Index to PYGS volumes 1 to 25 (1837-1946)
Index to PYGS volumes 26 to 37 (1947-1970)
Index to PYGS volumes 38 to 50 (1970-1995
To access each index click on the appropriate link above to open or download the file. (Each is very large - over 2Mb - so unless you have a fast broadband connection it is advisable to download the files onto your own hard disk, and then search from there.  Whether using an index on line or from a downloaded file simply open the file in  Adobe Acrobat and then use the normal Acrobat "Search" (or "Find") facility.  Any geological term, placename or author name can be used to search each index: Acrobat will then give you a list of occurences in the subject or author indexes, and each occurence is highlighted in colour within ePDF (facsimile) image of the index page. 
Very many thanks to Pinpoint Digital Document Management and Storage Systems for their sponsorship,and particularly John Hatton for his advice and practical assistance.

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Yorkshire Rocks and Landscapethe popular YGS Field Guide, Third Edition

Yorkshire, famed for its scenic beauty and its rich industrial heritage, contains some of the most interesting geology and scenery in England , from the moors to the coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. The influence of the geology on the landscape and on the industrial development in the region is profound.  

This book is a stimulating field guide to twenty-one locations selected to give comprehensive coverage of the geology, minerals, rocks, fossils and landforms of the area. Excursions vary from easy half–day walks to longer outings. Some are in moorland areas such as the Craven Inliers and the Pennines; others cover the Dinosaur Coast, famous for its rugged beauty and natural history, and coalfields adjacent to the major cities.

  Aimed at beginners and more experienced geologists, the book includes a general introduction to the area’s geological history, detailed location maps, a full glossary of terms, and details of local museums.

  Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape will be used and enjoyed by all those interested in the geology and natural heritage of this exciting and diverse region, especially the links between landscape and the underlying geology,

 About the Authors: The field guide, edited by Drs. Colin Scrutton and John Powell, has contributions from knowledgeable academics, professional geologists and dedicated amateurs, many of them members of the Yorkshire Geological Society. Together in this book they provide the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to the geology of Yorkshire and surrounding areas currently available.  

Published: September 2006; 224 pp, 22 figures.  Price 9.99, plus postage and packing 3.35. Cheques should be made payable to "Yorkshire Geological Society".  Please send your order to: Dr Claire Dashwood, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG. E-mail: cfoster@bgs.ac.uk

  Also available at indoor meetings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (no p&p) and from selected bookshops.

Click here for more details, including the full Contents List


A major Yorkshire Geological Society Publication!

Carboniferous Hydrocarbon Geology: the southern North Sea and surrounding onshore areas

edited by

John Collinson, David Evans, Doug Holliday & Neil Jones, 2005

Click here for full details and samples of the full colour illustrations!
Price now reduced to 10 plus 5 p. & p. Cheques should be made payable to Yorkshire Geological Society. Please send your order form to: Dr J H Powell, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG

Important Notice to Members and others:Short Communications: Proceedings and Circular/Web Site

Rapid publication of short papers is common amongst journals, particularly those published weekly, monthly or bi-monthly, as a way of disseminating information quickly on topical or contentious issues, exceptional new discoveries or major developments.   Given its publication schedule, the adoption of such a publication strategy is not appropriate for the Proceedings.  Nevertheless, as a way of encouraging the membership to make more use of the Proceedings, and for that matter the Society’s other vehicles for publication, the Circular and web site, Council would welcome more short communications. Short communications submitted to the Proceedings might include anything for which it would be worth having a permanent published record, for example descriptions of new and/or temporary exposures.  Those intended for the Circular or web site could include more topical or newsworthy items, including brief reports of field meetings, new fossil/mineral occurrences, photographs of interesting geological features with a brief description or the work of RIGS groups. Short communications to the Proceedings should not exceed two published pages, approximately 2,000 words (or equivalents including figures) and will be subject to the normal review and editorial procedures, although a Summary will not be necessary. Please send your contributions in the usual manner to the Editors (see ‘Instructions to Authors’ in the PYGS as a general guideline).

For the A5 format of the Circular (and web site), contributions should be 300-400 words, but can include colour photographs and figures; these will also be subject to editorial review. These items should be sent to the Circular Editor in the first instance (see back page of the Circular for details).

Stewart Molyneux, Principal Editor PYGS
Keith Park, YGS Circular Editor
Patrick Boylan, YGS Web Editor

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New Edition 2004 with minor revisions: price 9.99 plus 3.35 postage and packing

Price £9.99, plus £3.35 postage and packing. Cheques should be made payable to "Yorkshire Geological Society".  Please send your order to: Dr Claire Dashwood, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG. E-mail: cfoster@bgs.ac.uk

Click here for further details


Corresponding Societies

(Please contact the society representatives and/or websites shown for the latest information)
CRAVEN & PENDLE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Contact: Paul Kabrna e-mail: paul_kabrna@hotmail.com or http://www.cpgs.org.uk/ (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick)
CUMBERLAND GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Secretary: Rosemary Vidler, 11 Blencathra View, Threlkeld, Cumbria, phone no 017687 79326, e-mail: rosevidler@freeuk.com; http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/
EAST MIDLANDS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Janet Slater, tel. 01509-843.297; e-mail: sec@emgs.org.uk or http://www.emgs.org.uk (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Lecture Theatre B3, Biological Sciences Building, University of Nottingham)
EAST MIDLANDS REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Secretary: David Boon, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, daba@bgs.ac.uk
EDINBURGH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: e-mail: secretary@edinburghgeolsoc.org; http://edinburghgeolsoc.org/; Lectures Secretary: Kathryn Goodenough, British Geological Survey, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 0ET, tel. 0131-650.0272, e-mail: kmgo@bgs.ac.uk. Lectures are held in the Grant Institute of the University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, at 7:30pm, except where stated otherwise, These meetings are open to the public, there is no charge, and visitors are welcome. Tea and biscuits are served after the lectures, upstairs in the Cockburn Museum of the Grant Institute. (See http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps for location.)
THE GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION: http://www.geologistsassociation.org.uk/: The schedule of field meetings for 2012 includes the following in the wider YGS region: (For further details and to book places please e-mail or telephone Sarah Stafford at the GA Office: geol.assoc@btinternet.com, tel. 020 7434 9298)
HUDDERSFIELD GEOLOGY GROUP: Contact: Phil Robinson, 01484-715.298. http://www.huddersfieldgeology.org.uk/ Meetings at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, on Monday evenings at 7pm unless otherwise stated.
HULL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Mike Horne. Tel: 01482 346 784 or e-mail: secretary@Hullgeolsoc.org.uk web: http://www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk (Usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Department of Geography, University of Hull, at 7.30 pm. N.B. for security reasons the door is locked at 7.40pm). The Club Nights are open to members of the Society, University Students and interested members of the public. At the end of each of these meeting we will choose the topic or topics for the following meeting. Those attending are encouraged to bring some appropriate specimens, photographs, models or texts to contribute to the evening. The Club Night meetings start at 7-45pm. For further information 'phone 01482 346784. Hull Geological Society Website - http://www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk
LANCASHIRE GROUP OF THE GEOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION: Secretary: Jennifer Rhodes, e-mail: sjrhodes@hotmail.com
LEEDS GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Anthea Brigstocke (General Secretary). Tel: 01904 626 013: E-mail: lga@brigstocke.myzen.co.uk Field Meetings: Judith Dawson Tel. 0113 270 1069 e-mail: dawsonemail@tiscali.co.uk or http://www.leedsgeolassoc.freeserve.co.uk (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Conference Centre Auditorium 2, Leeds University at 7pm.
LEICESTER LITERARY & PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY - SECTION C GEOLOGY: Chairman and contact: Dr. Joanne E. Norris, 0116 283 3127, j.e.norris @ ntlworld.com; Website: http://www.charnia.org.uk/ Usual meeting place for indoor lectures (unless otherwise stated): Lecture Theatre 3, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester at 7.30pm, refreshments from 7.00pm.
MANCHESTER GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: http://www.mangeolassoc.org.uk Sue Plumb, Hon. General Secretary: e-mail: secretary@mangrolassoc.org.uk; programme enquiries: lectures@mangeolassoc.org.uk. (Usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Williamson Building, Department of Geology, University of Manchester)
NORTH EASTERN GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Prof. Gillian FG Foulger, University of Durham, tel. 0191-334.2314, e-mail: g.r.foulger@durham.ac.uk. Lectures are at 7.30pm in the Arthur Holmes Lecture Room, Science Laboratories Site, University of Durham. See website for more details: http://www.northeast-geolsoc.50megs.com
NORTH EAST YORKSHIRE GEOLOGY TRUST: contact@neyorksgeologytrust.com; website: http://www.neyorksgeologytrust.com/: Kathryn Brown,North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, 5 Station Workshops, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, N. Yorks. YO22 4TG Tel. 01947 881000
NORTHERN REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON: Secretary: Dr Mark Allen, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham, e-mail: m.b.allen@durham.ac.uk
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE GROUP OF THE GEOLOGISTS ASSOCATION: Eileen Fraser Tel: 01260 271505 email: fraser@fraserco.co.uk http://www.esci.keele.ac.uk/nsgga/ (usual meeting place for indoor meetings: William Smith Building, University of Keele at 7.30pm
ROTUNDA GEOLOGY GROUP (SCARBOROUGH): contact Sue Rawson, tel. 01723-506.502, email: suerawson@yahoo.co.uk (usual meeting place Room CG7, Scarborough Campus of the University of Hull, Filey Road, Scarborough):
SORBY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY: Ken J Dorning, Geologists Group Secretary, e-mail: geology@sorby.org.uk; website: http://www.sorby.org.uk/
WESTMORLAND GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: contact: E-mail: mail@westmorlandgeolsoc.org.uk http://westmorlandgeolsoc.org.uk/ Meetings are on Wednesdays and start at 8 pm (unless otherwise stated) and are held in the Abbot Hall Social Centre, Kendal.
YORKSHIRE MID-WEEK GEOLOGY GROUP: West Yorkshire based informal mainly amateur and retired group that organises monthly field meetings or museum visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Details in regular Newsletters and on the Group's website: http://mwggyorkshire.webspace.virginmedia.com/. Contact: mwggyorkshire@virginmedia.com
YORKSHIRE REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Contact: Alex Keech <yorkshireregionalgroup@gmail.com>

2014: Yorkshire Geological Society c/o Patrick Boylan, 2a Compass Road, Leicester LE5 2HF, UK.  E-mail: P.Boylan @ city.ac.uk Last updated:26th November 2014

Web Editor: Patrick Boylan, 2a Compass Road, Leicester LE5 2HF, e-mail: P.Boylan @ city.ac.uk

(With thanks to Paul Kabrna, the YGS's first Web Editor, for photographs, and the present banner heading and other images, and to Clare Gordon, Librarian, Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, for assistance in maintaining the YGS archive site on the Leeds University server from 1999 to 2007).