The Palaeontological Association was founded in 1957 and has become one of the world's leading learned societies in this field. The Association is a registered charity that promotes the study of palaeontology and its allied sciences through publication of original research and field guides, sponsorship of meetings and field excursions, provision of web resources and information and a program of annual awards.
The Palaeontological Association uses social media, as well as our website, to disseminate the latest news from the Association and wider afield.
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The Palaeontological Assoication membership is open to anyone.
The Palaeontological Association was founded in 1957 to promote the study of palaeontology and its allied sciences and is governed and structured under rules and regulations set by the The Charity Commission.
The Palaeontological Association publishes a variety of different publications throughout the year and possesses an extensive back archive of material.
The journal Papers in Palaeontologyfocuses on descriptive research, including the descriptions of new taxa and of floras and faunas from specific localities or regions, systematic revisions, biostratigraphical and biogeographical documentation.
The Palaeontological Assocaition regually holds meetings and events aimed at both the scientific community and the general public.
For postgraduate students the Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) meeting is held annually and run by students for students with the support of the Palaeontological Association.
Information on future meetings (excluding the Annual Meeting and Progressive Palaeontology) related to palaeontology.
To add a Future Meeting please use our online form: Add Future Meeting
The Palaeontological Association's Annual Meeting is the centrepiece of the Association's year and is held each December.
The following Meeting Reports are available online, with many having appeared previously in the Palaeontological Association Newsletter.
The Palaeontological Association provides information on Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Masters and PhD) courses, as well as articles on possible career paths within palaeontology.
These lists detail the Master courses that we are aware of. They are by no means exhaustive and the institutions listed, and others, may well be offering additional projects. Further details for many of these projects are available on institutional website. Note that application deadlines can be as early as January, and interviews usually take place during the period January-April.