Conferences and Workshops

A key mission of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing is to act as a forum to bring together new ideas and thinking on ageing. In accomplishing this mission, the Institute is involved in running major conferences, workshops and public lectures, and provides key-note speakers at other events.


‘Fertility Transition in the South’ Conference & Training School

We are delighted to announce the Conference on “Fertility Transition in the South”, taking place on 23 - 25 April 2014, St. Anne's College, Oxford, and the Oxford Spring School in Demography, following on 28 April - 1 May 2014.

This Conference will gather researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share their expertise on the subject. It will provide the opportunity to establish professional collaborations and create a network of knowledge to understand the drivers of fertility and tackle population challenges.

Invited speakers include:

- Professor Petrus Steyn, World Health Organisation, CH
- Professor Anthony Costello, Institute for Global Health, University College London, UK
- Professor Stan Becker, John Hopkins Center for Global Health, USA
- Professor Ian Timæus, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
- Professor Yves Charbit, Paris Descartes University
- Dr. Ernestina Coast, London School of Economics, UK
- Professor Faujdar Ram, International Institute for Population Sciences, India

We are inviting papers, posters and practical presentations for the Conference.
If you would like to submit a paper, please send a 250-word abstract with your 
Registration Form to Dr.Katia Padvalkava at by 31 March 2014 at the latest.


The Workshop will be followed by the Oxford Spring School in Demography, April 28th- May 1st

The Spring School aims at empowering participants with skills and tools needed for working with population data and research findings. During the School there will be sessions addressing techniques of policy evaluation and methodological frameworks for understanding field research. Additional opportunity for networking discussion will be provided through case study sessions, meeting with NGOs and poster presentations.

- Expert Lectures
- Understanding Research Data
- Implementing Policy Directives
- Exploring practices
- Cases from Africa, Asia and Latin America
- Networking with NGOs, researchers and policy makers
- Expert Workshops

To register, please complete the Registration Form and send it to Dr.Katia Padvalkava at by 31 March 2014 at the latest.

Programmes are available here:

Conference on Fertility Transition – Information Flyer

Conference on Fertility Transition - Programme

Spring School in Demography- Information Flyer

Spring School – Programme

Please, visit our web site for updates about the workshop.

Further information:

 The Collen Programme explores the role of education and environment in fertility decision making in developing countries. This will be the first such research programme to integrate both education and the environment into the analysis of the fertility decisions of women.