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Infant mortality: A continuing social problem - 4 July 2007

4th July 2007 Vera Anstey Room, Old Building,
London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Houghton Street, London WC2

following the BSPS AGM at 10.30am.

11.30 Welcome and Introduction

Session 1. Chair: Eilidh Garrett

11.40 Bob Woods (University of Liverpool): What Newman didn't know.
12.00 Richard Smith (University Of Cambridge): Place and status as determinants of infant mortality in England 1550-1837.
12.20 Sam Sneddon (University of Nottingham): A double penalty? Infant mortality in the Lincolnshire Fens.
12.40 Alice Reid (University Of Cambridge): Health visitors and 'Enlightened Motherhood'.

13.00-14.00 Lunch Interval (lunch not provided)

Session 2. Chair: Nicola Shelton

14.00 Tricia James (Open University): Infant mortality in Northamptonshire.
14.20 Eilidh Garrett (University Of Cambridge): Urban-rural differences in infant mortality - a Scottish comparison.
14.40 Michael Drake and Eric Hall (Open University): Diarrhoea: The central issue?
15.00 Yvonne Kelly (University College London): Child health at the beginning of the new century: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.

15.20-15.40 Tea

Session 3. Chair: Bob Woods

15.40 Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield): Infant mortality and social progress in Britain 1905-2005, 2006 and 2007.
16.00-1630 Nicola Shelton (University College London): Conclusion: The social dimension of infant well-being now and in Newman's time.

followed by open question session