Annual Conference

The British Society for Population Studies holds an annual conference in a different venue each September. Programmes, abstracts, and reports of previous conferences can be accessed from the archive link at the bottom of the page. 

BSPS CONFERENCE 2019 - University Hall, Cardiff University 9-11 September 2019

The 2019 BSPS Conference takes place at University Hall, Cardiff University, 9-11 September. All Conference sessions are on site, where Conference catering & accommodation are also on offer. Please access  information, booking & abstracts files below:

Booking Form 2019

Final programme

Training booking form

Information for presenters and participants 2019

The plenary theme of the Conference will be ‘An ageing population: opportunities and challenges’.   

Plenary speakers are announced as Professor Carol Jagger (Newcastle University, Institute of Ageing), who will speak on The health and care needs of future older populations: opportunity or challenge?

 & Dr. Brian Beach (International Longevity Centre, UK) who will speak on Longevity in research and policy: What happens next?

Information updates on the Conference are posted here as available.  


Abstracts are presented by session within strands, in the order in which papers are to be presented.

Ageing across the globe abstracts

Data quality abstracts

Developments in official population statistics abstracts

Families and households abstracts

Feminist approaches abstracts

Fertility abstracts

Health and mortality abstracts

Historical abstracts

Innovative data abstracts

Local demography abstracts

Migration mobilities abstracts

Plenary abstracts

Poster abstracts

Telling the story in statistics

Workshops and training sessions 2019