Venue and dates for the SPA Annual Conferences 2018 and 2019

In a change to our conference schedule for 2018 and 2019, we are pleased to announce that the SPA Annual Conference will be held at the University of York in 2018, returning to Durham University in 2019.

Details of the 2018 conference venue and the first call for papers will go out soon.

Please note that the conference dates for 2018 will be Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th July, 2018.

The move to York in 2018 represents a change from the usual practice of holding the conference at the same venue for two consecutive years. However, after discussions with Durham and the York conference team, given the expansion of the department at Durham this coming year, it was agreed that this change will best deliver two very successful conferences in 2018 and 2019.


Please save these dates : Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th July 2018


Jane Millar, Chair of the Social Policy Association

Nicole Westmarland, Acting Head of Applied Social Sciences, University of Durham