Happy 50th birthday from all of us at the 1970 British Cohort Study.
To thank you all for your ongoing participation, and to celebrate your contribution to science and society, we’ll be publishing 50 stories over 50 weeks on the BCS70 Facebook page and here on the BCS70 website. Every week until March 2021, check this space for stories about study members’ lives, research findings, study data, podcasts, animated timelines, and more!
Discover the stories
1970s: the early years
Click here to find out more about the origins of BCS70 and its first decade, with articles showcasing the impact of BCS70’s research findings and highlighting fascinating features of the survey design, as well as personal stories from study members.
1980s: coming of age
It was the decade of big hair, fluorescent socks, electropop, BMX bikes and the ZX Spectrum. We checked in with you twice in the 1980s, when you were 10 and 16. In the following stories, published over seven weeks, we explore the surveys you took part in in the eighties, and look at how the information you shared has been used in research.
1990s: moving forward
Grunge enters the mainstream, the dotcom industry takes off, and Labour sweep to victory with a commitment to “education, education, education”.
These next stories explore BCS70 in the 1990s - the data, the discoveries and the impact.
2000s: strong roots
Check back in November 2020 for stories from the 2000s.
2010s: the middle years
Check back in January 2021 for stories from the 2010s.