The Annual Meeting – which for the first time in years beyond count - is being held in London at Imperial College from the 17th–19th December 2017. Imperial is one of the world’s top Universities, so we will all be well looked after – it’s well supplied with both modern facilities and Victorian architecture, all in a small and easily navigated campus in the heart of London. We’ll be literally next door to the gothic glories and outstanding palaeontological collections of the Natural History Museum and a stone’s throw from other famous cultural landmarks as well, like the Albert Hall, Hyde Park, The Science Museum, and loads more. And of course we are only a short tube-ride from all the rest that London has to offer.
The meeting will be hosted by the Department of Earth Science & Engineering, mainly in the Royal School of Mines (RMS) building. This is built from fossiliferous Portland Limestone (so we’ll be cocooned in mashed up bits of Jurassic bivalve), and has historical links to the 19th Century palaeontological giants Huxley and De la Beche. Possibly more importantly, it also has modern, comfortable and recently refurbished lecture theatres.
We are aware that people might worry about London being expensive, but we are working to provide a range of cheaper accommodation options to offset this, as well as to keep registration and other costs down to compensate. So you’ve nothing to worry about and no reason not to be there – it should be a Palass to remember.
As normal, we’ll be releasing further information on the Palass website during the year – but you can pencil the dates in now – I hope to see you there!