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The 2014 BSPS Prize, for the entry adjudged to be the best Masters dissertation on a demographic topic, has been awarded to Emily Clay, University of Southampton. Emily is now at the Office for National Statistics. Her winning dissertation was entitled Modal age at death: mortality trends in England and Wales, 1814-2010. From the comments of one of the judges: a clear objective and an original contribution. Careful & thorough transformation of an impressive data set. The results contribute to demographic knowledge and suggest that the modal age of death should augment rather than supplant life expectancy.

Emily received a cheque for £300 at the 2014 BSPS Conference. Many congratulations to her.

Details of the 2015 BSPS Prize will be available in April 2015. Submissions must come from the supervising institution and not the candidates themselves.

BSPS Conference poster prize 2014

Each year, BSPS gives a prize for the best poster from the Conference poster display. In 2014, the prize was split between the best student and the best non-student poster. The best student poster award went to Heini Vaisanen (LSE) for her poster The association between education and induced abortion in Finland: a cohort perspective.

The best non-student poster award went to John Black (Cambridge Group for the History of Population & Social Structure) for his poster Burial practices in Manchester, 1750-1850.

Both Heini and John received book tokens for £50 - congratulations to them both.