BSPS sponsored workshops

A two-day part-BSPS funded interdisciplinary workshop on childbearing and evolutionary theory will take place in St John’s College, Oxford between March 31st and April 1st 2011. BSPS members are cordially invited to apply to participate. There are a limited number of places available.

Registration is free but participants will be expected to pay for travel, food and accommodation (although we can arrange accommodation at St John’s College on your behalf). The cost of a package of overnight accommodation and meals at the college will be around £100, although participants are welcome to make their own arrangements.

If you wish to apply to participate, please e-mail a short statement of your professional interests to by 18.2.2011. Please indicate in the email that you are a member of BSPS. We will notify you of acceptance by 25.2.2011.

The workshop is organised by the Oxford Centre for Population Studies and the research project “Reproductive behaviour in contemporary societies”. It has received funding by St John’s College, the Kone Foundation, the Galton Foundation and the British Society for Population Studies.

IAOS Conference 2011: Belfast, Northern Ireland 17-19 August 2011 “The Demography of Ageing and Official Statistics”

An International Association for Official Statistics conference will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland between 17th and 19th August 2011. The theme of the conference will be “The Demography of Ageing and Official Statistics”. The conference will consist of 12 invited speakers. Amongst others confirmed speakers include

Dr Richard Suzman: Director of Social Research at United States National Institute on Aging – Keynote Speaker

Professor James Banks: Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London Professor David Canning: Professor of Economics and International Health, Harvard University Dr. George Leeson: Deputy Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford Professor Nico Keilman:  Professor of Economics, University of Oslo and Editor of Demographic Research Journal Professor Brendan Whelan: Professor of Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin and Director of The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing

On-line registration for the conference will open in March and the cost will be around £200GBP. If you wish to be put on the conference mailing list or require further details please e-mail: