Become A Member Of Yorkshire Geological Society

Owing to its combination of classic geological exposures and landforms, rich industrial heritage and active scientific community, few regions of the world have contributed as much to the geological sciences as Yorkshire and Northern England.

If you’re interested in the geology of Yorkshire or northern England, or just enjoy marvelling at the Yorkshire landscape; and want to meet other friendly like-minded people, why not consider becoming a member of the Yorkshire Geological Society?

We are always seeking new members to become involved with Society activities, and we are proud to say that our members have a great range of interests, expertise and ages; and we openly welcome anyone with an interest in the geology or landscape of our region.

There are no qualifications required for membership, and anyone who wishes to find out more about the geology or natural environment of Yorkshire or Northern England is welcomed with open arms.

To reflect the diverse nature of our members, we offer varying categories of membership, as outlined in the Rules of the Society document. The membership form should be completed and sent to the Membership Secretary at the address included on the membership form.

  • Free attendance to an exciting array of YGS indoor meetings and field excursions across the region.
  • Access to a diverse network of friendly enthusiastic people ranging from beginners to professional geologists / geoscientists.
  • A chance to keep up to date with ongoing research in numerous areas of geology and geoscience, and hear firsthand lectures from knowledgeable professionals.
  • Regular circulars to keep members up to date with society news / business and upcoming meetings, as well as the activities of corresponding societies.
  • The chance to get face-to-face with geological sites across the region on our many field trips, and get insight into the geology beneath your feet, including how the rock units formed and how they’ve evolved throughout time.
  • Your own copy of the internationally renowned Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (Ordinary Members only), including free online access to the complete back catalogue, from 1839.
  • Use of the University of Leeds’ library facilities. Details of how to use this service can be found here.
  • An opportunity to become involved with specialist interest groups and participate in ongoing works to restore and preserve sites of potential geological interest / heritage across the region.
  • If you have any queries regarding membership; or would like to discuss anything with us, please don’t hesitate to contact the Membership Secretary at membership@ygs.org.uk