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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.

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

When you apply to join the Society, we will ask for your consent to store and process your contact information so we can provide you with the services and benefits listed above. Please see our Members' Privacy Policy for more information about how we will manage and use your Personal Data.

If you have any queries regarding membership; or would like to discuss anything with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further iniformation

Benefits of YGS Membership

  • 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 and Student Members only), including free online access to the complete back catalogue, from 1839.
  • A discount of 40% off the list price of books in the Geological Society of London Special Publications series. Details of how to order using your discount, and an order form, are available here (NB. Discounts are not available via the Geological Society’s online bookshop).
  • 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.

YGS Membership Fees

  • Ordinary Member - £33
  • Ordinary Member (Over 65) - £23
  • Student Member - £15
  • Associate Member (no PYGS) - £13

Join the YGS!

Complete and return the attached membership form to the Membership Secretary (detailed included on Membership form).

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.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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New members paying using PayPal will be e-mailed a copy of the YGS membership form on receipt of payment. This will need to completed and returned to the YGS Membership Secretary (by e-mail or post) to activate your subscription and receive the benefits of membership.