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Progressive Palaeontology 2019 – Birmingham, UK: Overview

June 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Welcome to Birmingham!

We are delighted to welcome you to the University of Birmingham for Progressive Palaeontology 2019 from June 6–8th 2019!

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The logo depicts a prehistoric ‘Mordor’, with the University clock-tower, Old Joe, surveying the landscape; Old Joe is believed to have been the inspiration behind JRR Tolkien’s Eye of Sauron. Also featured in the design are fossil footprints (representing current research on tetrapod footprints from the Midlands), a squashed Dudley bug (the trilobite Calymene blumenbachii), and the Lapworth Museum’s resident Allosaurus, Roary (who is a cast of Big Al from Wyoming).


  • Thursday June 6th – workshop 1 or 2 (both 12:00-15:00), discussion session (16:00-17:30), and icebreaker (18:00)
  • Friday June 7th – full day of talks and posters followed by the conference dinner and auction
  • Saturday June 8th – “Fieldtrips” – urban palaeontology or Lapworth museum tours

When registering, please only select a maximum of one workshop and/or one fieldtrip as both workshops and both fieldtrips run concurrently.


The conference will take place in the Aston Webb building in the centre of the main University of Birmingham campus. Workshops will be held in the Earth Sciences building (R4 on campus maps). The icebreaker will be held at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, on the ground floor of the Earth Sciences building. Talks will take place just outside the main Earth Sciences building on the corridor of the Aston Webb building. Posters will presented in the Lapworth Museum. The conference dinner will be held at Celebrity Indian Restaurant, which is located on Broad Street in the popular Westside district of the city. A full set of maps and instructions on how to reach all of these venues will be provided closer to the conference dates.