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Mortality Past and Present: Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Graunt's Bills of Mortality - 29 November 2012

A one-day symposium to be held at Gresham College, Barnard's Inn Hall, London, EC1N 2HH

Thursday November 29th 2012, 0930-1700

This event marks the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Graunt’s Bills of Mortality in 1662. The symposium will start with an historical approach examining mortality patterns in London in Graunt’s era, as well as assessing the contribution of the Bills of Mortality to the development of demography as a discipline. This will be followed in the afternoon by a presentation on current ‘state-of-the-art’ of mortality studies in the UK, Europe and beyond, with consideration of Graunt’s influence. The symposium will end with a panel discussion on how changing mortality patterns interact with contemporary policy and planning issues, led by representatives from the Government Actuary’s Department and the Office of National Statistics.

IMPORTANT - REGISTRATION & TICKETED ENTRY: Lunch and a reception following the symposium will be provided. To register (mandatory), please email pic@lse.ac.uk| by October 15th 2012 (indicating any special requirements). Numbers are limited and BSPS members will be prioritized. WHOLE-DAY BOOKINGS ONLY. As physical tickets will be issued, please include an address to which these should be sent.

SPEAKERS:

Professor Jane Falkingham, University of Southampton
Sir Roderick Floud, Gresham College

Professor Jon Anson, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Current trends in
European and Middle Eastern mortality

Dr. Romola Davenport, University of CambridgeDeath, disease and the
environment: contextualising individual causes of death in 18C London

Dr. Marc Luy, Vienna Institute of Demography: Origin and consequences of
tempo effects in the classic period life table 

Professor Mike Murphy, London School of EconomicsJohn Graunt: a Twenty-first
Century perspective

Gill Newton, University of Cambridge: Parochial registration and the Bills
of Mortality

Professor Richard Smith, University of Cambridge: John Graunt, the law of natural
decline and the origins of urban historical demography

ProfessorJames Vaupel, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock:
Using mortality to compare the health of populations

Panel Discussion: 

Adrian Gallop, Government Actuary’s Department
Julie Mills, Office of National Statistics

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Mortality Past and Present: Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Graunt's Bills of Mortality - 29 November 2012|

 

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