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Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study: a longitudinal studies conference

27 April 2020–28 April 2020, 9:00 am–5:45 pm

Audience at a conference. Image: Matt Clayton for UCL Digital Media

This event has been cancelled following the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in London. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Event Information

Open to



Richard Steele


Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam St

This scientific conference will showcase the latest cutting-edge research using cohort data from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). 

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), this conference will give delegates the opportunity to:

  • hear about current work using the CLS cohort data (over 70 sessions confirmed);
  • catch up on the latest developments in longitudinal methods;
  • network with longitudinal researchers from across the social and biomedical sciences;
  • hear from a special panel of distinguished researchers whose careers have been influenced by the 1970 British Cohort Study.

Keynote speakers

Professor Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge
Professor George Ploubidis, UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Panel chairs

Helen Pearson, Journalist and Author of 'The Life Project'
Lee Elliot Major OBE, Professor of Social Mobility, University of Exeter.

Data, science and policy featured panelists 

Emeritus Professor John Bynner, UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies and former BCS70 Principal Investigator
Jenny Dibden, Government Social Research Service
Professor Jane Elliott, University of Exeter and former BCS70 Principal Investigator
Professor Leon Feinstein, University of Oxford
Dr Praveetha Patalay, Associate Professor, UCL.


£120 (2 day), £80 (1 day).
Student rates: £60 (2 day), £40 (1 day).


Image: Matt Clayton for UCL Digital Media