Inequalities: a longitudinal perspective ShareThis

This two-day conference (1 - 2 November 2017) is an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad. Follow the conference on Twitter #CLOSERconf

Event details

  • Date:

    Wednesday 01 November 2017

  • Time:


  • Venue:

    British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

  • Event organiser:


  • Price:

    £40 - £120

About the conference

Inequalities continue to plague all areas of society, from education and income, to health and life expectancy. Successive governments and decades of policy initiatives have targeted the unequal life chances across communities, countries and generations.

But why do these disparities persist? And who faces the greatest risks? The UK’s longitudinal studies are leading sources of evidence on life course and intergenerational inequality. CLOSER’s 2017 conference seeks to bring together researchers from across disciplines to showcase longitudinal research’s contribution to our understanding of inequalities.

The conference is an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad. It will also showcase the latest resources for research, including CLOSER Discovery – a search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of eight leading UK longitudinal studies in unprecedented detail.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • hear from leading experts from across the social and biomedical sciences
  • consider the potential for cross-study comparisons in their own research
  • network with colleagues from across disciplines, sectors and locations
  • learn about the latest resources for research.

Keynote speakers:

The Rt Hon. the Lord David Willetts, Resolution Foundation

Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology, University of York


To view the current conference programme, please click here.

Please note this is not the final programme and may be subject to change.

Registration, fees and bursaries

Tickets for the conference have now sold out.


Please note that speakers and delegates will need to register for the conference and are responsible for their own registration fee, travel and any other expenses incurred. You will need to book your accommodation directly with your chosen hotel.

General admission fees:

  • £120 for two days
  • £80 for one day

Student fees (no early bird rate):

  • £60 for two days
  • £40 for one day

CLOSER will offer a limited number of bursaries for up to £500.00 to cover travel and subsistence for students and early career researchers. To qualify for a bursary, an ECR must have a maximum of four years’ academic research experience following the submission date their doctoral thesis, excluding any time spent outside of academia.

All those who would like to be considered for a bursary should complete the relevant section of the registration form. Priority for bursaries will be given to those who have had a submission accepted. Remaining bursary funds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that applicants will be asked to confirm a need for the bursary funds.

Register your place.

Social media

Keep up to date with the latest conference news by following #CLOSERconf on Twitter.


If you require further information or have any questions, please contact Gen Richards (