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Yorkshire Philosophical Society: Public Presentation of Walk-on Geological Map

29 September 2015
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Event type:
Evening meeting
Organised by:
Yorkshire Philosophical Society, William Smith Bicentenary
Museum Gardens and Yorkshire Museum, York, YO1 7DR
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Presentation by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society of a 4m. square Walk-on Pebble Mosaic representing the Yorkshire section of William Smith's 1815 Map.

This will be followed by an opportunity to view the Yorkshire Museum's own copy of the original map and associated displays in the adjacent Museum.





About the Map

This project is a joint undertaking by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and the Yorkshire Museums Trust to mark the 200th anniversary of the first Geological Map of England and Wales.  The map was created by William Smith, a member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and has become known as ‘The Map that Changed the World’ as a result of Simon Winchester’s book of the same name.

The Yorkshire Museum has also recently had its own historic copy of this map refurbished, and it is on display in the Museum Library. There is an attractive and informative display about William Smith in the adjacent Reading Room which will be in place until November.

The artist

Janette Ireland is an experienced mosaic artist who works on both public and private commissions.

Find out more about the project on

William Smith Bicentenary

More events celebrating the Bicentenary of William Smith's map

Convenor Contact

Margaret Leonard

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Tel: 01904658841