The study group organises a number of events and activities throughout the year, these are listed on this page. If you would like to organise an event with the study group, please use the form on the Contact Us page.
- Making Sense of the Census - Change of Venue Due to High Demand
Making Sense of the Census: Framing the Socrel Response
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, non-religious groups and various other interested parties.
Scholars in anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, practical theology, psychology, religious studies, sociology and social policy are interested from both empirical and theoretical viewpoints as are those working in specific faith traditions. Many have significant contributions to make in interpreting and communicating the results of the 2011 census.
To help form a response from Socrel, we will construct a Socrel synthesis of analysis that can inform wider public debates at our annual Study Day, June 18, Imperial Wharf, London. A working lunch will be provided. As with all our Study Days, numbers will be limited to allow rich discussion. Invited guest speakers will offer their insights and be complemented by selected short papers from Socrel members. A briefing overview and a selection of papers will be published.
Please note – due to level of demand for this event, the venue has now been changed to Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
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The full programme event can be viewed here.
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