Annual Conference 2020: Cambridge, 7-9 September

The TRN’s 29th annual conference will be held on 7 – 9 September 2020 at Christ’s College, Cambridge.  This follows the annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) which is taking place in the University of Exeter in the week immediately preceding. 

Over many years the TRN’s annual conference has provided a forum for the presentation and discussion of leading-edge tax research.  The conference is famously multidisciplinary and will particularly interest accountants, lawyers, economists, psychologists, sociologists, historians and a wide variety of other scholars from the social sciences and humanities. 

You are cordially invited to submit a paper for this conference.  Whilst there is no specific theme, we particularly welcome papers that are well grounded theoretically and/or innovative and interesting empirically.

We also warmly welcome ‘early stage’ research as follows:

  • proposals from new or potential researchers from tax practice or tax teaching, who may not yet have presented at a conference or published in an academic journal
  • PhD candidates from all disciplines
  • ‘emerging papers’ that report the preliminary stages or initial findings of a project.

Proposals for papers must be sent to by 10 April 2020.  This should take the form of an extended abstract of up to 1,500 words.  You will be notified whether or not your paper is accepted by early May 2020. 

Accepted papers should be submitted to by 31 July 2020.   

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Tax Education Day, Weds 9 September 2020

To follow up on the success of the Tax Education Day at the recent conferences in Preston and Birmingham, we will again be devoting a day to tax education.  This will address both University level teaching of taxation and the teaching of tax to professional students.

Participants are invited to present details of interesting and innovative ways in which they are undertaking tax teaching for part of the day.  The rest of the day will be taken up with invited speakers to provide a practical and, we hope, inspiring day suitable for anyone involved in tax education. 

If you wish to give a presentation (full papers are not necessarily required) please respond to the call for papers as above, indicating that you are targeting this day for your proposal.

Fee Waivers and Accommodation

We expect to be able to offer a conference registration fee and accommodation charge waiver for one presenter of each accepted paper. 

For those who register at full price, please note that we have secured substantial numbers of College rooms at a significant discount from hotel accommodation in or near Cambridge.  There will be an opportunity to sign up for this when registering for the conference.

We do hope that you will consider submitting an abstract and help to make the 2020 conference a success.