The Society

The Local Population Studies Society (LPSS) was created in 1972 to bring together individuals interested in all aspects of local population history. In 1968 a small group of academic and “non-professional” historians launched what was then called a magazine and newsletter containing articles and notes relating to local population studies and related topics. This magazine was called Local Population Studies. While these two organisations had close links, they were formally separate until 2005 when they merged. The full constitution can be found by the link on the left hand side. The journal Local Population Studies is now one of the many outputs of the Society, and is produced by a sub-committee of the LPSS known as the Editorial Board. The other activities of the Society include the bi-annual Newsletter, a series of day-conferences and a series of publications.

Membership of the LPSS is by annual subscription and our subscription year runs from 1 May through 30 April. As of 1 May 2016, our annual subscription rates, which include either online-only or online and print access to Local Population Studies, are:

      UK     Overseas
Individual (online only)
£20.00 £20.00
Individual (print journal)
£35.00 £50.00
Student (online only)
£12.00 £12.00
Student (print journal)
£25.00 £35.00
Institution (online only)
£40.00 £40.00
Institution (print journal)
£50.00 £70.00

You can subscribe on line by selecting the rate and clicking the subscribe link below. Alternatively, subscriptions may be paid by Cheque, Bank Transfer, or Standing Order, a form for which may be obtained from the General Office at the address below or may be downloaded from here. Join.

The Secretary of Local Population Studies Society is Rowena Burgess and can be contacted at: