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From 8-9 March 2018, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies is hosting a two-day conference to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1958 National Child Development Study. The event will be held at BMA House, London.

About the conference

The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. The findings stemming from them have been prolific and far reaching.

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) will turn 60 years old in March 2018. At the Centre for Longitudinal Studies we are organising a conference to celebrate this anniversary.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • present current work using cohort and longitudinal data
  • 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 NCDS (including former directors John Bynner, Jane Elliott, and Heather Joshi; and others including Harvey Goldstein and Chris Power)
  • find out about the frontiers of science using NCDS from a panel of leading researchers

Fees and booking information

Registration is required to attend this event. There are both single day and two day rates available. We also offer discounted admission fees for undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are currently only a few places available for general delegates (researchers who are not giving presentations). We expect to have more spaces open up soon so please sign up to the waitlist, if you’re unable to register.


The conference programme is available to view here.


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