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 will be held at University Hall, Cardiff University, 9-11 September. All Conference sessions will be on site, where Conference catering & accommodation will also be available. Booking forms are now available, together with the provisional timetable. Please access here:

Booking Form 2019

Provisional Programme 2019

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 will be posted here as available. Information for participants will be available shortly.  


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

Feminist approaches abstracts

Health and mortality abstracts

Historical abstracts

Innovative data abstracts

Local demography abstracts

Migration mobilities abstracts

Telling the story in statistics