The Palaeontological Association ("PalAss" for short) is a charitable organisation based in the UK founded in 1957 for the promotion of the study of palaeontology.
It publishes two main journals, Palaeontology and Special Papers in Palaeontology. In addition, it publishes a regular Newsletter and field guides to important palaeontological biotas. An annual meeting, usually taking place in the UK, is held under its auspices. Worldwide membership is currently about 1000. The annual conference takes place in mid-December.
The Association confers a number of awards, including the President's Award, Hodson Fund for exceptional early-career achievement (under 35 years), President's Medal as a mid-career award, and the organisation's highest award for exceptional lifetime achievement, the Lapworth Medal.
Hodson Awardees 
||Paul Barrett and Guy Harrington
||Graham Budd and Matthew Wills
||Patrick Orr and Ivan Sansom
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