Available Now: Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

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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

Have your copy of Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman signed at Yorkshire Geology Day

Colin Speakman has kindly agreed to attend Yorkshire Geology Day on 21st April 2018 at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield, where he will be signing copies of the book. Feel free to bring along your copy or purchase a copy on the day and have it signed by the author!

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 email 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 email 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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  • Posted 2 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    New! Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman by Colin Speakman Book signing at Yorkshire Geology Day, April 21 2018 Meet the author of this fascinating and updated biography of one of the world famous 19th Century Yorkshire geologist.
    Buy a new signed copy, or get your existing copy signed. More info at
    http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/book.php
    Geologist and Dalesman Book - Yorkshire Geological Society
  • Posted 6 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Sunday morning 10.50am at Thornwick Bay, Flamborough Head. Just me, the sea and lots of chalk cliffs - perfect! The waterfalls by the way were frozen!!
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  • Posted 9 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    This Ingletonian rippled turbidite sandstone deposited in the Iapetus Ocean is seen near Beezley Falls on the River Doe, Ingleton. It is representative of the Lower Palaeozoic basement rocks in Yorkshire. The enigmatic Ingletonian rocks were initially described by Leedal & Walker (1953) as Precambrian. Subsequent workers reassigned them to the Lower Ordovician, whilst others still prefer a Precambrian age.
    Yorkshire Geological Society's cover photo
  • Posted 10 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Nearly finished! An enjoyable task for the dark, cold evenings in front of a coal fire. The terrestrial parts were straightforward but the sea proved to be more challenging.
    Nearly finished!  An enjoyable task for the dark, cold evenings in fro
  • Posted 19 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    A flavour of the types of fossils that the John Phillips Medalist Dr. Nick Riley collected in the Carboniferous Craven Basin. Left to right: Ammonoid in the Clitheroe Bellman Limestone Member, Trilobite in the Salterforth Bowland Shale, and Crinoid calyx in the Bellman Limestone Member,
    Yorkshire Geological Society's cover photo
  • Posted 22 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Looking south over William Smith's former home at Hackness, the Tabular Hills and the Vale of Pickering in the new 3D Geology Viewer from BGS. Have a play yourself at http://mapapps.bgs.a...in3d/index.html?
    Looking south over William Smith's former home at Hackness, the Tabula
  • Posted 27 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Wow. Could YGS become a new national geological society? To join, see http://www.yorksgeol...k/membership.php
    Is the stage set for a more independent Yorkshire?
  • Posted 29 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Yorkshire Geological Society 2017 Fearnsides Award now open for applications.
    NB. Applications are now closed
    Find out more at http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/news.php
    Photos from Yorkshire Geological Society's post
  • Posted 29 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Revealing the inner secrets of Yorkshire's rocks....visitors to the Yorkshire Fossil Festival queue to have their rock specimens cut and polished at the Yorkshire Geological Society stand.
    http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk
    https://yorkshirefossilfestival.co.uk
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