The Yorkshire Naturalists' Union is a registered charity (No. 224018) run by an Executive Committee of up to nine trustees, elected at the AGM for three year terms. 

The Constitution and Rules of the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union can be downloaded here.

Below are links to minutes of previous recent AGMs, along with a link to the current Executive and existing Vice-presidents. A list of past presidents can be accessed here.


YNU Annual General Meeting
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the YNU was held in St John's Methodist Church Hall, Settle, on 9th October 2021, hosted by the Craven Conservation Group.
The minutes of previous AGMs can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

YNU members at the 2018 AGM in Leeds (left) and the 2017 AGM in RHS Harlow Carr (right)

YNU Annual Reports and Accounts up to 2017-18 can be found on the Charity Commission website.



President: Barry Warrington  Email:

President Elect: Prof. Alastair Fitter


Independent examiner:

  • Crumpton & Co., Chartered Accountants of 682 Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 6UZ

Editors and Other Officers


The Naturalist:

  • Editorial Board: Bill Ely, Andy Millard, Paul Simmons, David Smith.
  • Receiving Editor Dr A.V. Millard. Tel: 0113 258 2482.  e-mail:

The Bird Report:

The Lepidoptera Report:

  • Penny Relf, tel: 01759 307943


Membership Secretary

 The Natural Sciences Forum

  • Vice Chairman: Vacant
  • Birds Protection Liaison Officer: Mr Doug Simpson

Visit the Natural Sciences Forum page for more information.

YNU Library

  • Librarian: Vacant
  • Appointments: NEYEDC, Tel: 01904 641631, E-mail:

The YNU library is hosted by the North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre at 10a Minster Gates, York.  The library is open to all members for consultation, although an appointment should first be made with NEYEDC.  Members must sign the NEYEDC visitors' register on each visit.  Books may be borrowed for a short period.