Lincoln 2023
6th - 9th September 2023
The 69th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) and the 28th meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation (SPPC) will be held on 6th to 9th September 2023 at the University of Lincoln, in the Minerva Building.

All oral presentations (including SPPC) will be held in the Cargill Lecture Theatre (MB0302) on the Ground Floor while registration and posters will be in the 1st Floor seminar room MB1019. Tea and cofee will be served in MB1020. The workshop will also be in room MB1020. These rooms are easily accessible through the open staircases in the atrium space.


Programme of Events

Abstract submission has closed.

Jones-Fenleigh Fund
If you do not have institutional funds to support you attending the meeting, we can support you (registration fee, travel, accommodation, etc) up to £500 through the Jones-Fenleigh Fund (administered by The Palaeontological Association ). Please email [email protected] outlining that you lack the funds to support your attendance. This is open to anyone at any career stage and you do not have to be presenting.

Closing Dates
Abstract submission: Monday 24 July 2023
Registration 09:00 Friday 25 August 2023

Wednesday 6th September
Morning – SVPCA Workshop onmorphometrics Led by Marcello Ruta, University of Lincoln (1F seminar room MB1020)
Morning – SPPC meeting
Afternoon – Special symposium: Big data in vertebrate palaeontology and comparative anatomy.
Afternoon – SPPC Tour of conservation lab

Thursday 7th September
Morning – Oral sessions one and two
Afternoon – Oral sessions three and poster session
Evening – Auction (Lincoln Hotel)

Friday 8th September
Morning – Oral sessions four and five
Afternoon – Oral sessions six and seven
Evening – Annual Dinner (DoubleTree by Hilton)

Saturday 9th September
Field trip to Ketton Quarry

Special Symposium:
Big data in vertebrate palaeontology and comparative anatomy
Olivia Price, University of Reading
William Deakin, University of Bristol
Emily Green, University of Lincoln
Amy Shipley, University of Leeds
Agnese Lanzetti, University of Birmingham
Suresh Singh, University of Bristol
Keynote Speaker
Jen Bright, University of Hull
Situated in the heart of a historic city on the beautiful Brayford Pool Waterfront, the University of Lincoln is proud of its reputation for putting students at the heart of everything it does. We are ranked in the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2023, listed in the world’s top 130 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2022, and hold a top five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating system of global universities.
Conference Dinner
The Annual Dinner will be held on Friday evening 8th September 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Lincoln.
Field Trip
There will be a field trip on Saturday 9th September 2023 to Ketton Quarry, a fossiliferous site about an hour away from Lincoln. We will reserve a coach for this occasion.
Host Committee
Dr Manabu Sakamoto (Chair)
Dr Charles Deeming
Dr Marcello Ruta
Lincoln 2023