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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, Workshops


We are pleased to offer two workshops as part of the annual meeting. The first will run before the meeting as a virtual event on Friday December 17th: “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.

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