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Two studies from the CLOSER network will feature in a discussion at London’s documentary film festival on 22nd June 2013, to explore what we can learn from studying people across a lifetime.

Professor Diana Kuh from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), and Dr Katarzyna Kordas from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) will take part in the conversation event, From Cradle to Grave, chaired by BBC Home Editor Mark Easton. They will be joined by Jackie Bassett, producer of BBC TV show 7UP, and Professor Sophie Day from Imperial College London, as well medical study participants.

Drawing together experts in the field, the discussion will look at what longitudinal studies can teach us about real life, and how they can change our understanding of society.

From Cradle to Grave takes place as part of Open City Docs Fest, a documentary festival that explores the world we live in through documentary film. The festival runs from 20-23 June 2013 and features a programme of 100 films, as well as guided walks, live music, workshops and filmmaker Q&As.

The festival is organised by Open City Docs, a centre based at University College London that celebrates and promotes the documentary film genre.

From Cradle to Grave takes place at 14:30 in the Festival Hub on Torrington Square, London. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website.