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 journal Local Population Studies is now one of the many outputs of the Society, run by the Editor and the Editorial Board. The other activities of the Society include the bi-annual Newsletter, a series of 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. Since 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 by cheque, bank transfer, or standing order, by filling in our our form and returning it to the LPSS Secretary, Rowena Burgess. You can also contact the Secretary with any questions: Rowena.Burgess[at]

Annual Report

The society’s official annual report is available as a PDF below. If you have any questions, or require a different format, please contact the Secretary at: Rowena.Burgess[at]

LPSS Trustees Annual report 22-23