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 relevant link on the left.  

     BSPS Annual Conference 2016 

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 September 2016, University of Winchester 

BOOKING FOR THE 2016 CONFERENCE HAS NOW CLOSED. There are no further places available.

BSPS Conference 2017

will be held at the University of Liverpool Wednesday 6 September - Friday 8 September.   

The 2016 BSPS Conference will be held at the University of Winchester, 12-14 September. All Conference sessions will be held on site.

There will be two plenary sessions on the theme of Demography & evidence-based policy  

2016 strand and session organisers are:   

Ageing & the life course:   

Strand organisers: Dr. Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton & Dr. Stephen Jivraj, University College London:,

Demography & policy: the local dimension 

Strand & session organisers: Piers Elias, Greg Ball, Gemma Quarendon:, and

Ethnicity & religion:   

Strand organisers: Dr. Stefanie Doebler, Dr. Ian Shuttleworth: 
Session convenor: Nicola Martin:

Families & households:   

Strand organiser: Professor Wendy Sigle, London School of Economics:

 Fertility & reproductive health:   

Strand organisers: Professor Melinda Mills and Dr. Nicola Barban, University of Oxford:

Health & mortality:   

Strand organiser: Dr. Alan Marshall, University of St. Andrews:

 Historical demography:   

Strand organiser: Dr. Romola Davenport, University of Cambridge: 

Innovative data, methods and models:   

Strand & organiser: Dr. Jakub Bijak, University of Southampton:
ADRN session convenor:  Emma White, University of Southampton:

Latin America & the Caribbean 

Strand organisers: Professor Ludi Simpson, University of Manchester; Dr. Tiziana Leone, London School of Economics:;

Migrations & mobilities: 

Strand organiser: Professor Hill Kulu, University of Liverpool:


Strand organisers: Nele Van Der Wiele & Bernice Kuang, University of Southampton:;  

General & administrative enquiries: BSPS Secretariat - -- 020 7955 7666 (phone). Website:    

Poster Competition at the BSPS Conference 

  • A prize fund of £100 in book tokens is offered for the poster(s) judged to      be the best on display.
  • At least 50% of the value of the Prize will be awarded to the best student      poster.
  • All posters accepted for the Conference will be entered automatically for the      Poster Prize.
  • The invited judges will be announced later.   

 Provisional timetable: 

Closing date for strand & sessionproposals:                                     Friday 8 January

Call for papers & posters issued:                                                      Mid-January

Closing date for paper & poster submissions:                                  Tuesday 12 April

Early-bird registration rate ends                                                        Sunday 31 July 

Conference booking closes:                                                              Friday 2 September