Birthday parties: enter the ballot for tickets

Birthday parties: enter the ballot for tickets

We are hosting five celebratory events for study members across the country in 2020-2021.

  • Edinburgh, Wednesday 2 September 2020: South Hall, University of Edinburgh,  2:00-5:00pm
  • Manchester, Saturday 19 September 2020: Manchester Hall, 3:30-7:30pm
  • Bristol, Thursday 21 January 2021: We The Curious, 3:00-6:00pm
  • London, Saturday 6 February 2021: UCL Institute of Education, 3:30-7:30pm
  • Nottingham, Thursday 25 February 2021: Nottingham Council House, 3:00-6:00pm

What can I expect at the celebratory events?

The events are an opportunity to meet staff working on the 1970 British Cohort Study as well as your fellow study members. The event will include a presentation from BCS70 Director Professor Alice Sullivan about why the study and its participants are so special.

We’ll bring the cake and refreshments – including more substantial ones for the London and Manchester events, which will last a bit longer. Our venues are different sizes. London and Manchester will be the biggest events with space for more study members.

Please see our 50th event FAQs for answers to common questions relating to the events.

We have tried to accommodate as many people as possible at these events, but tickets are limited. To make sure everyone who’s interested has a fair chance of getting a place, tickets will be allocated through a random ballot.

If you are interested in attending one of the events, please enter the ballot by clicking on the button below before Sunday 31 May 2020 at 23:59. If you have any problems entering the ballot, please ring us on Freephone 0800 0355 761 or email


We will endeavour to notify all study members who enter the ballot if they have been successful or not by Monday 8 June 2020. To make sure you receive our email, please add to your contacts and check your spam folder.

Tickets to the events are free, but you will need to pay for your own travel and accommodation.

If you’re successful in the ballot, we’ll offer you two tickets, one for you and one for a guest. You will have to confirm your acceptance and claim your tickets within two weeks.

If you’re not successful in the ballot, we will add you to our waiting list. If those who are successful in the ballot do not claim their tickets within two weeks, we will release tickets to people on the waiting list.

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