Birthday parties

Birthday parties

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

In this year’s birthday mailing, we included an invitation for you to enter a ballot for tickets to these events. Thank you to everyone who entered – we are delighted that so many of you would like to join us at these celebratory events. The ballot has now closed.

  • 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
  • Edinburgh, 2021 *details to follow*
  • Manchester, 2021 *details to follow*

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.

COVID-19 – important update


In light of the ongoing situation and current guidance on large gatherings, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Edinburgh and Manchester events, which we had originally planned to hold in September 2020

The health and safety of our study members and staff is our primary concern. We are planning to move these two events to next year. If you entered the ballot for one of these events, we will automatically enter you for the draw for the new dates.

Events in Bristol, London and Nottingham are currently scheduled to take place in January and February 2021. We are still hopeful that we can go ahead with these but we will be monitoring the situation closely over the coming months.

Given the high demand for tickets to our events, we are also now looking to see whether we can increase the number of places we can offer.

The ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the changes we now need to make because of this, unfortunately means we’re unable to allocate tickets for the time being.

We have emailed everyone who entered the ballot to explain this delay and will be in touch again as soon as we can with an update on plans and the outcome of the ballot. To make sure you receive our emails, please add to your contacts and check your spam folder.

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