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The Palaeontographical Society exists for the purpose of figuring and describing British fossils by publishing monographs. Information about how to join the Society and how to obtain its publications can be found on this site. Intending authors can also download information about submitting a manuscript.
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New partnership with Cambridge University Press - digitising and reprinting of C19th monographs
The Palaeontographical Society is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cambridge University Press, who have begun a process of scanning and reprinting out-of-print monographs and offering them for sale at very reasonable prices through their website (click here).
The first to be available are Darwin's monographs on barnacles (1851, 1854), Owen & Bell's on Tertiary Reptilia (1849–58), and Arthur Smith Woodward's on Chalk (1902–12) and Wealden and Purbeck (1916–19) fishes. For each of these works the relevant parts have been combined into a single publication, making them extremely convenient and excellent value.
The process will be ongoing, and links to reprints will be advertised on our homepage and through our own online shop as they become available.
The Edward Forbes Prize and Richard Owen Research Fund - call for nominations
The Council of the Palaeontographical Society is pleased to announce it is considering applications for the Edward Forbes Prize and Richard Owen Research Fund. The Forbes Prize aims to recognise outstanding contributions by early career researchers in the field of taxonomic and systematic palaeontology (encompassing invertebrates, vertebrates, palaeobotany and microfossils) and comprises £250 and a one-year membership of the Society. The Richard Owen Research Fund provides small grants to assist palaeontological research (travel, visits to museums, fieldwork, etc.) within the Society’s remit of describing the fossil fauna and flora of the British Isles. The closing date for both competitions is 26th February 2016. Full details can be found by clicking here
Annual General Meeting and 10th Annual Lecture - 13th April 2016
The Society's AGM will be held on Wednesday 13th April 2016, in the Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, NHM, London.
Tea and coffee will be available from 3.30 p.m., with the AGM commencing at 4.00 p.m. It will be followed by the Tenth Annual Lecture, to be given by Dr. Tim Littlewood of the Natural History Museum - the title is 'The role of fossils in better understanding parasites and parasitism'.
We very much look forward to seeing you there.
New Palaeontographical Society Monographs
Published October 2015. Click on the links below to be taken to the online shop.
Smith, A.B. 2015. British Jurassic regular echinoids. Part 1 - Introduction, Cidaroida, Echinothurioida, Aspidodiadematoida and PedinoidaPart 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: Pages 1–67; Plates 1–41. (Issue 644, part of Volume 169)
The British Devonian Crinoidea
Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, Publication 643, issued as part of Volume 168 for 2014
Members and subscribers are asked to note that a small number of issues of this monograph have been printed with some pages missing, repeated and/or in the wrong order. Please check you copy. If it is defective, please contact the editor, Dr Yves Candela.
75% off cover price of monographs for student members!
Student members are now eligible for a 75% discount off the cover price of monographs published by the Society. The discount is not applied automatically in the online store, however, so please contact the Marketing Manager, Emma Bernard, if you are interested in making any purchases.
The Palaeontographical Society Medal - new for 2014.
The first recipient of the Palaeontographical Society Medal is Professor Jim Kennedy, who was presented his well-deserved award at the society's recent AGM in April 2014. More details on the award and recipient can be found here.