Edinburgh International Science Festival – Life Lessons

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On 3 March 1946 a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass six generations of children and 150,000 people.

Birth cohort studies are a British speciality, and these ambitious pieces of research reveal how our childhood impacts the course of our lives, and the many factors that influence our economic, social and personal development. Helen Pearson, editor for Nature and author of the forthcoming The Life Project, director of CLOSER Prof Alison ParkProf Chris Dibben, and Dr George Ploubidis, Chief Statistician at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, discuss these observational studies.

#SciPals student ticket offer is available on this event.


Helen Pearson
Alison Park
George Ploubidis
Chris Dibben

This event is reposted from the Edinburgh International Science Festival website.