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Healthy longevity in the 21st century: A cross-generational life course perspective

22 March 2023

George Ploubidis gave his Professorial Lecture on 24 May 2023. He explored findings from across several generations suggesting how to delay the onset of chronic illness and promote health and wellbeing.

‘Data, Science and Policy’ – 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study

15 October 2020

As part of our celebration of 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), we hosted a live panel that looked at the huge impact of the study on policy in the UK. From social mobility to adult numeracy and health outcomes, how has it influenced policy-makers now and how can it contribute in […]

Inequalities in education and society: the home, the school and the power of reading

27 February 2019

At this public lecture Professor Alice Sullivan talks about social class and gender differences in educational attainment and social mobility.

Research on inequality: the long roots of childhood, informing policies, and generational change

16 July 2018

In this professorial lecture, Professor Alissa Goodman spoke about her research on inequalities, showing how both cross-sectional and longitudinal data are being used to illuminate and address some of the major social and policy questions of our time. A video of Alissa’s lecture is available to view in the event page.

Lunch Hour Lectures: The lifelong benefits of reading for pleasure

25 October 2016

Drawing on evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study, Professor Alice Sullivan explored the positive influence of reading for pleasure on learning during the teenage years and into mid-life.

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