Making Sense of the Census
The SocRel Response
Date: 18 June 2013 (9.45-5.00)
The UK government Office for National Statistics (ONS) administers a census questionnaire every ten years. The purpose is to provide data to inform decisions about policy and resource allocation. In 2001, for the first time in its 150-year history, the census contained a question about religious identity. That question was repeated, with a slight variation, in 2011 and results are prompting debate and discussion amongst academics, religious leaders, faith groups, nonreligious groups and various other interested parties.
To help form a response from SocRel, our annual Study Day will develop a synthesis of SocRel analysis in order to inform wider public debates.
The event will be of empirical and theoretical interest, both empirical and theoretical, to scholars in anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, practical theology, psychology, religious studies, sociology and social policy as well as to those working in specific faith traditions.
Please find the full event programme attached.
The event is £40.00 for BSA/SocRel members; £50.00 for non-members; £20.00 for SocRel/BSA Postgraduate members/unwaged; £25.00 for Postgraduate non-members.
Registration is available via the BSA website at the following address: