The Population Investigation Committee, a small independent research group, was founded in 1936 and since World War II has been housed at LSE.
Apart from publishing a journal, Population Studies, it also offers scholarships to students following a one year masters course with a high demographic content.
In 2011, the PIC celebrated its 75th anniversary, having held its inaugural meeting on June 15 1936.
February 2011 marked the completion of the PIC archiving project, when the historical records of the PIC became available at the Wellcome Library.
To mark the completion of the project, the PIC held a half-day Symposium at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on the afternoon of Friday 18 February. Abstracts of the presentations may be accessed from the link in the Contents listing.