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Joint Committee for Palaeontology

Joint Commitee for Palaeontology

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 Lyell meeting is an annual flagship event for UK Palaeontology. The meeting is co-ordinated by the Joint Committee for Palaeontology (JCP), which consists of representatives from the Geological Society (GSL), Palaeontological Association (PalAss), Palaeontographical Society (PalSoc) and The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS). The co-ordination of the Lyell Meeting is open to any member of the four constituent societies.

A call for proposals for the 2019 meeting, which is due to take place in March 2019, is now open.

Those wishing to propose a topic and convene this meeting are invited to submit developed proposals to by Friday 2 February 2018.

The JCP welcomes submissions which are ambitious in scope and trans-disciplinary, which are more likely to attract a larger and potential international audience. Proposed topics should appeal to a wide cross-section of the geological and palaeontological community. Proposals should have a lead convenor and one or two co-convenors. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the JCP with the successful proposal decided by mid-March. 

For further information about submitting a meeting proposal, please download the meeting proposal form.

Past Meetings

You can find out more about previous Lyell Meetings on the past meetings page.

Geolsoc Contact

Angela Coe
Open University

Lyell 2018: Mass extinctions