The Joint Committee for Palaeontology (JCP) is a joint liaison body of the Palaeontographical Society
, Palaeontological Association
, The Micropalaeontological Society
and the Geological Society of London. The primary function of JCP is to organise the annual Lyell Meeting
and to promote Palaeontology within the Earth Sciences. The organisation of JCP rotates amongst the members and the current chair is Professor Jane Francis (President, Palaeontological Association).