Thursday, 11 January 2018
Venue: Parish Hall, London School of Economics

A meeting to celebrate the publication of ‘Internal Migration in the Developed World: Are we becoming less mobile?’, convened jointly by the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) and the RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group (PGRG)

There is no charge for attendance at the meeting, but pre-registration is required by emailing here – places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the capacity of the meeting room. Registration is now open.

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10.30   Registration

11.00   Session 1: Key findings from the book (Chair: Piers Elias)

11.00   Piers Elias (BSPS President) – Introduction: a more mobile world or not?

11.10   Anne Green (Birmingham) – Understanding the drivers of internal migration

11.25   Tony Champion (Newcastle) – Overview of the book’s findings

11.40   Tony Fielding (Sussex) – The Japanese experience

11.55   Ian Shuttleworth (Belfast) – The Swedish experience

12.10   Nik Lomax (Leeds) – The UK experience

12.25   Q&A

12.50   Formal book launch

13.00   Lunch break (attendees get their own)

14.00   Session 2: Submitted contributions (Chair: John Stillwell)

14.00   Brad Campbell (Belfast) – Declining internal migration in Northern Ireland, 1981-                2011

14.30   Darren Smith (Loughborough) – Blocking the pipeline for rural gentrification:

where are the migrants?

15.00   Break (coffee/tea provided)

15.20   Session 3: Discussion and summing up (Chair: Tony Champion)

15.20   Discussants: Ben Corr (GLA), Ian Gordon (LSE) and Christine Whitehead (LSE)

15.50   Open discussion

16.20   Summing up

16.30   Book launch reception