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Centre for Longitudinal Studies – UCL Institute of Education
50 Years of Life in Britain
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), which has been following the lives of 17,000 people born in Great Britain during a single week in 1970. This podcast series takes listeners on a journey through British social and political history, and explores BCS70’s numerous contributions to British science and society. Across six episodes, the series tells our study members’ story and charts the first five decades of the study.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 9 ratings
BCS70 tracked the lives of all children born on a particular week in 1970. This included me - and I've been involved now for 50 years. As I grew older, I came to appreciate how the study had uncovered trends and insights which in turn have directed social policy. Anyone born around that time...Read full review »
MikeyC4 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/20
Recent Episodes
Our last episode of the series examines how BCS70 and our study members have been faring during the pandemic and looks to the future of longitudinal research. We find out more about the COVID-19 survey, sent to over 50,000 participants in five of Britain’s cohort studies, including BCS70, and we...
Published 07/30/20
In this episode, we move into the 2010s to find out how our study members were faring in their forties. We learn how BCS70 cast light on increasing rates of mental ill-health among men, and find out more about the most recent biomedical survey where participants were given a health MOT. We also...
Published 07/23/20
We move into the new millennium, when the study enjoyed a golden decade. With BCS70 greatly valued by scientists and policymakers, the study was funded to meet participants on three occasions and was regularly cited by New Labour in government policy. With this new-found recognition, researchers...
Published 07/16/20
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