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Sociologists to discuss identity at Newcastle meeting

The British Sociological Association hopes to attract 800 delegates from ‘all over the world’

The BSA is coming to Newcastle in 2018

The British Sociological Association (BSA) is hoping to attract more than 800 delegates - including many from overseas – to its annual conference in Newcastle next year.

The three-day conference will be held at Northumbria University’s City Campus East, 10 – 12 April, and will be based on the theme: ‘Identity, Community and Social Solidarity’.

Founded in 1951, BSA is the national t association for sociologists in the UK with the primary objective to promote sociology and is the public face of sociology in Britain.

Sandria Charalambous, Events Co-ordinator at The British Sociological Association, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the BSA Annual Conference to Newcastle.  The conference attracts approximately 800 delegates from all over the world showcasing the latest research on a variety of topics including race, ethnicity and migration, work and employment and medicine and health. Newcastle’s vibrancy, friendliness and great university facilities are sure to make a very successful conference and we look forward to working with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau.”

Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “Our Convention Bureau team is really looking forward to working with Northumbria University and other partners in welcoming 800 sociologists from around the world to NewcastleGateshead and ensuring they all have a successful conference and memorable time here.

“2018 is set to be a very exciting year for NewcastleGateshead with the Great Exhibition of the North taking place from June to September, as well as a great number of national and international conferences – amongst which we’re thrilled to count the BSA’s annual conference.”

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