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Annual Meeting 2017 - London: Overview

The 61st Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association is being held in London at Imperial College from the 17th–19th December 2017, with fieldtrips on the 20th December. The meeting will be hosted by the Department of Earth Science & Engineering, and will take place in the Royal School of Mines (RSM) and Sir Alexander Flemming (SAF) buildings. Imperial is one of the world’s top Universities, well supplied with both modern facilities and Victorian architecture, all in a small and easily navigated campus in the heart of London. The venue is nex

Annual Meeting 2017 - London: Programme

Please note that the timetable below is provisional – exact timings and speaker-orderings are subject to change.

Sunday 17th December: Symposium and reception

The meeting will begin with the Annual Symposium in the afternoon of Sunday 17th December in the Sir Alexander Fleming (SAF) Lecture theatre at Imperial College. The theme is ‘Evolutionary Modelling in Palaeontology’:

13.30 – 13.45     Welcome

Annual Meeting 2017 - London: Venue and Travel

Getting to the Venue

The conference with take place at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College, adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, and Natural History Museum. All conference venues except the Annual Dinner are on-campus and within 5 minutes walk of each other; the Annual Dinner will take place in the Millennium Hotel, Gloucester Road, which is approximately 10 minutes walk away.

Annual Meeting 2017 - London: Accomodation

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. There are no 'preferred' hotels, but delegates with few financial constraints may wish to consider the Millenium Gloucester Hotel which is hosting the annual dinner, and which is less than 15 minutes walk from the campus. Rooms here will cost £144 inc VAT / night, with double-occupancy rooms costing £156 inc. VAT / night.. Breakfast is included. 

Annual Meeting 2017 - London: Travel Grants

The Palaeontological Association runs a programme of travel grants to assist student members (doctoral and earlier) to attend the Annual Meeting in order to present a talk or poster. For the 2017 meeting, grants of up to £100 will be available to student presenters who are travelling from outside London. The actual amount available will depend on the number of applicants and the distance travelled. Payment of these awards is given as a disbursement at the meeting, not as an advance payment.

Annual Meeting 2017 - London: Fieldtrips

Trip 1 (Maximum of 40 people) - Downe House

A daytrip to Downe House, the home of Charles Darwin. We will get an exclusive tour of the house and gardens, including access to areas not normally open to the public. For lunch we will visit a nearby village pub where we will get a three-course festive lunch. There will also be an opportunity to visit the local cemetery in Downe where Darwin's wife and children are buried.

8am: Coach leaves from Royal School of Mines, South Kensington

10am: Arrive Downe House 10am-1pm: Downe House and Gardens tours

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