History of Population and Social Structure
- Fiftieth Anniversary Event: 16th-18th September 2014 - details to be announced soon.
History, staff and facilities
The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure was founded in 1964 by Tony Wrigley (then lecturer in Department of Geography) and the late Peter Laslett. The Group is best known for its pioneering work on English demographic history and on the history of family and household structures. Today's Group members have wide-ranging research interests in demographic, family/household, economic and social history with a shared commitment to rigorous empirical work.
The Group has a specialist research library on demographic history, containing 3,500 books, 88 serials and c. 13,000 offprints. It also holds large quantities of historical demographic data in machine-readable form and a unique collection of photocopied and microfilmed unpublished census documents from England and elsewhere, primarily relating to the period before 1800.