The Latest News From the Yorkshire Geological Society

Applications for the YGS Fearnsides Award are now open!

The award provides a grant of up to £500 to support current research in earth science and related subjects, to be carried out by early career scientists. The fund can be used to support activities such as fieldwork, conference attendance, publication costs or sample preparation. Details of the Award and an application form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for applications is 20th October 2017.

A Word From Our President

Summer 2017 has seen some significant improvements in the online presence of our internationally renowned and respected journal, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (PYGS).

Back in June, the look and feel of the whole Lyell Collection of online geoscience journals underwent a major refresh. This introduced improved searching, indexing and citation tools, and major enhancements in the readability and functions available for smartphone and tablet users. This was followed in early August by the introduction of online submission of articles for our Proceedings. This now brings PYGS on a par with the other journals published through the Geological Society of London and will greatly streamline both the speed of the editorial process and consistency of production standards for PYGS online. Accepted papers also now appear ‘Online First’ (see drop down menu under ‘Content’), significantly in advance of their publication in print, and the production line of articles submitted to PYGS remains in a very healthy state.

The top ten list of ‘Most cited’ PYGS articles (and the papers themselves) make fascinating reading. Aligning with the Society’s objectives, it is populated by papers that emphasise northern England geology but each carrying a wider scientific significance and impact. Bill Ramsbottom’s seminal 1977 paper on ‘Major Cycles of transgression and regression (Mesothems) in the Namurian’ remains at number one. It takes time of course to accumulate citations so a paper published now may take many years to assail the top ten. This may be a challenge for new authors to aspire to but, without a doubt, there is internationally leading science still to be done on northern England’s geology. For an interesting contrast, a look at the top ten ‘Most read’ articles reveals a diverse list of papers, society business, obituaries and presidential addresses and demonstrates the wider appeal of PYGS to the Society’s general membership, as well as its role as a respected geoscience journal.

For further information about online submission to PYGS, see the update by our new Editor in-Chief, Steve Donovan, in this Circular and the PYGS front page on the online Lyell Collection

Dr. Andrew Howard, President

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.

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  • Posted 1 Week 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 3 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Yorkshire Geological Society 2017 Fearnsides Award now open for applications.
    Find out more at http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/news.php
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  • Posted 3 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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  • Posted 4 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Thank you to Paul Hildreth of YGS and Stuart Squires (Society for Lincolnshire Heritage and Archaeology) for their expert demonstration of the geology and archaeology of the Claxby Iron Mine today. We had some dramatic weather, but it didn't spoil a fascinating day, learning about early Cretaceous environments in eastern England and some of the industrial challenges and human tragedies associated with iron ore mining at Claxby.
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  • Posted 4 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Photos from the outdoor meeting in Lincolnshire
    Claxby Iron Mine September 2017
  • Posted 8 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    True Grit - Thanks to Ian Kane of Manchester University for his expert demonstration of the sedimentology of the Pendle Grit at our joint meeting with the Craven and Pendle Geological Society last Saturday 19 August. A very enjoyable day's discussion on the workings of turbidite systems and the many remaining uncertainties on early Namurian stratigraphy in Lancashire....
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  • Posted 13 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Good to see you all yesterday, many thanks to Steve and Paul for your excellent presentation of the geology and geophysics in the afternoon. More pics attached.
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  • Posted 13 Weeks Ago By Yorkshire Geological Society

    Yorkshire Geological Society
    Many thanks to all the speakers, field trip leaders and attendees who came to the Vale of Pickering meeting and field trip today in Scarborough and Cayton Bay - what a great start to the weekend!  Please see attached some photographs taken during the field trip to Cayton Bay.
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