London 2020
68th Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy and the 29th meeting of the Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation
16th - 18th September 2020

The meeting for this year has been cancelled as a consequence of the Covid 19 outbreak.

The organisers contacted those on the mailing list asking for their views with a survey of attitudes to attendance.  As a consequence of that feedback and new information received about social distancing measures in lecture theatres at the NHM, it was decided to cancel SVPCA this year.

For many of us the conference is an opportunity to socialize with people whom we only see once per year, and we won’t be able to do that via a digital conference. Thus we will not be running the conference virtually.

In 2021, SVPCA will be in Oxford, and is being organised by Roger Benson. We’ll aim to run it in the NHM in 2022.


The conference will be held in the NHM's Flett Lecture Theatre.

Host Committee

Susannah Maidment
Paul Barrett

London 2020