British Sociological Association

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British Sociological Association
Formation 1951
Type Registered charity
Registration no. 1080235
Headquarters Chancery Court, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW
Services Scholarly and professional society for sociologists in the United Kingdom

The British Sociological Association (BSA) is a scholarly and professional society for sociologists in the United Kingdom, and was founded in 1951. It publishes the academic journals Sociology, Work, Employment and Society and Cultural Sociology (with SAGE Publications) as well as its membership newsletter Network and a monthly eNewsletter. Formerly, the British Journal of Sociology was the BSA's official journal, but it was replaced by Sociology some years after the latter had been established.[1]

It is a registered charitable company (charity no: 1080235) which states its mission is to "represent the intellectual and sociological interests of our members."[2]


The activities of the BSA are co-ordinated by an Advisory Forum charged with overseeing governance, membership services and publications. Decisions are monitored and ratified by the Board of Trustees, which includes the BSA president.

An office of 12 staff members takes care of the day-to-day running of the Association.



Academic journals[edit]

The BSA publishes Sociology,[3] Work, Employment and Society,[4]Cultural Sociology,[5] and Sociological Research Online.

Network newsletter[edit]

The association publishes a newsletter, Network, for its members three times a year, Spring, Summer and Autumn.[6][7]


  1. ^ A. H. Halsey, A History of Sociology in Britain, Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 183
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sociology: About". Sage. 
  4. ^ "Work, Employment and Society: About". Sage. 
  5. ^ "Cultural Sociology: About". Sage. 
  6. ^ "Network - your newsletter". British Sociological Association. 
  7. ^ "Issue 118 (free sample copy)" (pdf). Network. BSA Publications Ltd. Winter 2014. ISSN 1742-1616. OCLC 500169831. 

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