Episode 1: The British Births Survey, the 1970s and Tony Blair

In our first episode of ‘50 Years of Life in Britain’, we explore the first decade of BCS70 and the impact of its early years research on policy many years later.

Guests include:

  • Professor Jean Golding OBE, BCS70 researcher during the 1970s/80s, and founder of the ALSPAC study, known as ‘Children of the Nineties’.
  • Dr Leon Feinstein, academic and author of one of the most well-known BCS70 studies, which influenced New Labour policy on early years education provision.
  • Study members, who share their memories of growing up in the 1970s, and their early recollections of participating in the study.

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