1. Independent, impartial and international coverage of the First World War Centenary and Centennial 2014-2018 at www.centenarynews.com/
2. Centre for North-West Regional Studies, Lancaster University
E-NEWSLETTER, October 2013
Welcome to our latest e-newsletter. In this edition:
- Bookings are now open for two further Study Days – and we are delighted to announce an additional event, a Study Afternoon on Wednesday 4 December 2013
- External event: Public Engagement – what’s in it for older adults and higher education?
- CNWRS books
3. Letter from the Local Population Studies Society detailing their Lancaster Conference
4. Beyond 2011 Census Consultation - From FFHS
I am writing to tell you that we are launching today, 23rd September 2013, a public consultation on ‘The Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales’.
You may be aware that our ‘Beyond 2011’ programme has been reviewing all of the options. Our research has resulted in a clear view that there are two possible approaches to census-taking in the future:
· a census once a decade - similar to the 2011 Census but primarily online; or
· a census using existing administrative data and compulsory annual surveys.
Both approaches would provide annual statistics about the size of the population, nationally and for local authorities, as we do currently. A census using existing data and annual surveys would provide statistics about population characteristics every year. An online census would provide more detailed statistics but only once a decade.
Different users will have different views on the approaches, depending on how they use the data, and we welcome views from anyone.
The consultation will run for 12 weeks to 13th December 2013. We have arranged a number of events to support the consultation, listed in the link below. You may wish to be represented. Please feel free to circulate this email to anyone who you think may have an interest.
You can find the consultation document and a link to the online questionnaire here.
I very much hope that you or your organisation will be able to respond, and we would be very happy to provide further information or to discuss any issues with you direct.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to discuss further.
FFHS Archives Liaison Officer
5. UCLAN Postgraduate Seminar Series
Preston, Blackburn and Burnley Rising Maternal Mortality: a local study 1925 - 1935
From the late 1870's, maternal mortality rates had remained on a high plateau. At the turn of the 20th century as birth rates declined and other death rates, such as infant mortality, had begun to fall maternal mortality had continued to rise. This presentation will examine the inter war period of 1925 to 1935 by means of a comparative case study.
Please contact Susan Bailey at SMBailey@uclan.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.