The 1958 birth cohort, which I wrote about in my book, will turn 60 in March 2018. It’s an amazing milestone for the study and its participants and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies is organising a conference (60 Years of our Lives) on 8 and 9 March to celebrate this anniversary.
The meeting is mainly targeted at scientists and will present current work using cohort and longitudinal data. I’ll have the pleasure of moderating a panel with key researchers from the study, which is known as the National Child Development Study (NCDS). The researchers running the study are also putting together a book to mark the birthday for the cohort members. Happy birthday!