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British Sociological Association

The British Sociological Association (BSA) is a membership subscription organisation set up in 1951 to promote the academic discipline of sociology and support the interests of sociologists. At the time, sociology was relatively small, and the association had an initial membership of 350. As sociology has expanded over the decades, with rising numbers of degree programmes and academic sociologists, so too has the association’s membership—reaching just under 2,800 by 2018—and the range of activities supported by the association.

The association is led by 13 trustees, elected by the membership, who form the board of the BSA and select a chair who takes overall responsibility for the business of the association. About a third of the trustees complete their term of office each year, ensuring a ...

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