From 7 Up to Social Science: How longitudinal stories help us understand our lives

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Join social scientists and the team behind 7 Up to discuss how thinking longitudinally can help us understand our changing society.

The ground-breaking documentary 7 Up (Up Series) captured the imaginations of a nation when it began following the life stories of 14 children in 1964. But scientists have been documenting British lives for far longer – through the country’s world-renowned longitudinal studies, which follow generations of Britons from birth to death.

Join social scientists and the team behind 7 Up to discuss how thinking longitudinally can help us understand our changing society.

Speakers include

  • Kate Pickett, author of The Spirit Level and trustee of The Equality Trust, Professor of Epidemiology at York
  • Alison Park, Professor of Social Research at UCL
  • Sue Sullivan, 7 Up (Up Series) Participant
  • Claire Lewis, Up Series Producer
  • Participant, ALSPAC longitudinal study
  • Christopher Hird, film producer and founder, Dartmouth Films (chair)

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015.

The ICA is a fully accessible venue. For access information see: https://www.ica.org.uk/access