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Annual Meeting 2021 - Manchester, UK: Overview

The 65th annual meeting of the Palaeontological Association will take place at the University of Manchester from 18th to 20th December 2021. We are aiming to welcome delegates to an in-person meeting at the University of Manchester, with enhanced online access to allow remote participation where possible. The current global situation is highly changeable but we aim to keep members up to date through the PalAss website ( as soon as we are able to share more details.

Annual Meeting 2021 - Manchester, UK: The City

Manchester is a large city with an historic industrial past, currently undergoing an energetic period of growth and regeneration. There is a long history of engineering and science innovation at the university, from Ernest Rutherford’s work in physics and Alan Turing’s pioneering approaches in computing, to Kathleen Drew-Baker’s work on botany and marine aquaculture. Evidence of Manchester’s industrial, political, cultural and sporting heritage can be found all over the city centre and its museums, alongside modern architecture and vibrant nightlife.

Annual Meeting 2021 - Manchester, UK: Annual Address, Symposium, Workshop


The workshop will run before the meeting as a virtual event on Friday 17th December: “Social Justice in Palaeontology: Case Studies & Future Actions” will be coordinated by Emma Dunne and Nussaïbah B. Raja. This virtual “workshop” will focus on a diverse range of topics relating to current ethical and legal issues in the field of palaeontology. Participants will be able to get involved in one of two ways: (1) by listening in to a series of talks and Q&A session on 17th December (14:00 UTC) or (2) by signing up to join a focus group (max. 30 participants).

Annual Meeting 2021 - Manchester, UK: Posters

From the 14th of Deecember you will be able to view all posters for the 2021 Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting on this page (from that point you will either need to log in to the website if you are a member, or use the temporary login provided by the meeting organisers to view posters as opposed to this page). The organisers will email you a week in advance of the start of the meeting with instructions on how to upload your poster. In the meantime we can confirm that posters

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