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Membership of the Palaeontological Association is open to anyone who agrees with the charitable and scientific aims of the Association, which are to promote research in Palaeontology and its allied sciences, and who agrees to abide by the conditions of membership of the Palaeontological Association as set out below. Members fall into one of the following categories:
Membership is open to individuals and institutions on payment of the appropriate annual subscription. The subscription covers one calendar year and is due on January 1st each year. Normally subscription reminders to UK members are sent out with the final Newsletter of the previous year. Members outside the UK will receive e-mail reminders with attached subscription forms, or paper copies of subscription forms in a dedicated mailing. Payments should be sent to the Executive Officer (address below) or made online at the secure payments site.
The Association reserves the right to exclude from membership any individual who claims individual membership in order to supply a library, or meet any other requirement that would more appropriately be met by an Institutional Membership subscription or a subscription through Blackwells. Members are asked to sign a declaration that they will not act in such a way, as a condition of membership.
All members will receive all parts of Palaeontology and the Newsletter for the calendar year in which they have paid their subscription. New members who join after part 6 for the volume in question has gone to press, will be signed up for the following year, but will be regarded as members of the Association from the day that their payment is accepted.
Membership entitles individual members to free access to meetings (on payment of the appropriate members’ registration fee) organised by the Association and by the Joint Committee for Palaeontology, and to the purchase of Palaeontology back issues and other Association publications at a reduced rate.
Individual members can apply to the association for funds to aid their palaeontological researches and to organise meetings, through the Small Grants, Grants-in-Aid and Research Grants Schemes. Details can be found on the Associations website.
Non-members may also subscribe to Palaeontology and obtain back issues up to 10 years old from Blackwell Publishing, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK, at rates set annually by them.
For those who do not wish to use the New Membership or Membership Renewal pages, membership application forms can be obtained online in the secure area and printed, rather than entering credit card details online, or through the Executive Officer.
Dr T. J. Palmer
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences,
University of Wales, Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion SY23 3DB