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12:30 - 14:00 11 November 2016

Extraordinary ordinary Britain: guided walking tour


Euston Square Underground Station | (University College Hospital exit) (link Map)
Euston Road | London | NW1 2BN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

In 1946, British scientists set out on an extraordinary mission – to interview the parents of all babies born in a single week. Little did they know that they would continue to follow those babies throughout their entire lives, inspiring a 70-year tradition of tracking generations of British people from birth to death. The UK’s longitudinal studies have collected information on every aspect of their participants’ lives & have been credited with discoveries ranging from the negative effects of smoking during pregnancy, to the effect of poverty on child development. CLOSER, in collaboration with London Walks, is pleased to offer this guided walking tour as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science. Led by experienced Blue Badge Guide Kim Dewdney, the walk will cover the Bloomsbury area, highlighting the history & findings of the UK's longitudinal studies, stories from the lives of the people involved, & how these remarkable studies have shaped & been shaped by modern British history.


Jennie Blows
+44 (0)20 7331 5174 | j.blows@ucl.ac.uk


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