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Thank you for taking part

In May, we launched a special online COVID-19 Survey of BCS70 study members to examine the impact of the pandemic on your work, your health, your family and your social life.

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Growing up in the 1970s – an animated tour

So, that was the 1970s. And what a decade it was! BCS70 and its participants were born, following in the footsteps of the 1946 and 1958 cohorts before them. We’ve made many important discoveries from the information that you and your parents shared through this decade.

Important discoveries from the Age 5 Survey

Thanks to findings from the Age 5 Survey we have increased our understanding of the benefits of breastfeeding, the links between TV viewing and adult obesity, and the influence of parenting practices on children’s later attitudes.

Age 5 Survey – Understanding mothers

To celebrate 50 years of BCS70, over the course of the year we’ll be highlighting interesting features of the study’s design, delving deeper into the questionnaires and pulling out descriptive statistics from the data.

Life stories – Jo

Over the past five decades you have given their time to answer surveys, take cognitive tests and undertake health assessments. Your contribution has led to numerous important scientific discoveries that have helped to improve people’s lives. But, what has it been like to take part, and who are the people who make up BCS70?

Childhood educational inequalities

“One of the ministers present tore out one of the strategy unit’s slides and – leaning forward to put it in front of the Prime Minister (Tony Blair), declared – ‘…but what are we going to do about this?’

22 month and 42 month surveys

To celebrate 50 years of BCS70, over the course of the year we’ll be highlighting interesting features of the study’s design, delving deeper into the questionnaires and pulling out descriptive statistics from the data.

Life stories – Mike

Over the past five decades, you have given your time to answer surveys, take cognitive tests and undertake health assessments. Your contribution has led to numerous important scientific discoveries that have helped to improve people’s lives. But what has it been like to take part, and who are the people who make up BCS70?

Smoking in pregnancy

Thanks to BCS70 data collected at birth and in later surveys, researchers around the world have made important discoveries about the risks of smoking in pregnancy.