The Population Investigation Committee: its history and influence over the last 75 years
Friday 18 February 2011, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London, 14:00-18:30.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Population Investigation Committee and to celebrate the launch of their historical archives at the Wellcome Library, a free afternoon symposium is being held on Friday 18 February.
The records of the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) have been catalogued through a grant from the Nuffield Foundation and will shortly become available for consultation in the Wellcome Library. The symposium will explore the influence and contribution of the PIC and its members to the field of demography, covering the social context and development of the PIC as well as significant projects that continue to have significance for the study of epidemiology today.
14:30-14:40 Welcome, introduction
(Prof. Tony Wrigley, former Chairman of the PIC)
14:40-15:10 The history and origins of the PIC
(Dr Edmund Ramsden, University of Exeter)
15:10-15:40 David Glass and the PIC
(Christopher Langford, London School of Economics and Political Science)
15:40-16:10 Setting up the 1946 national Birth Cohort Study
(Prof. Michael Wadsworth, MRC Unit for Life Long Health and Ageing)
16:10-16:30 Tea and coffee
16:30-17:00 The Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947
(Prof. Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh)
17:00-17:30 Revisiting the demography of the British Peerage
(Prof. Richard Smith, University of Cambridge)
17:30-18:00 Placing the PIC in the context of the archival record
(Dr Lesley Hall, Wellcome Library)
18:00-18:30 Questions and discussion
This event is free and open to all but places are limited. If you would like to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and reserve a place.
For further information about the Population Investigation Committee and the symposium see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/PIC/Default.htm
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