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The value and future of birth cohort studies

10 July 2017

The British Academy hosted a round table to provide a focused forum for discussion about the future of the UK’s national birth cohort studies, in the context of the ESRC’s review of longitudinal studies.

Whatever happened to lifelong learning? And does it matter?

14 September 2016

While adult education has a long history in Britain going back to the Workers Education Association of the 19th century, the term ‘lifelong learning’ does not extend much further back than the 1970s. This talk considered the socio-economic and technological changes that lay behind the idea of cradle to grave learning in a global context and the life enhancing benefits to be expected.

Reading for Pleasure

23 February 2016

This event aimed to share findings into the benefits of reading for pleasure with a non-academic audience such as schoolteachers, parents and children.

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