Episode 3 – ’50 Years of Life in Britain’ podcast series

Download the transcript for episode 3 of our podcast series ’50 Years of Life in Britain’, and listen below.

In this third episode, we move into the 1990s to find out how BCS70 and its staff survived the lean years of the 80s and early 90s, and managed to get back in contact with study members after a 10 year gap. We learn about the study’s stark findings on adults’ numeracy and literacy, which led to the government’s Skills for Life adult learning programme. We also ask study members what it was like to join the study again as adults and find out how they were getting on in the big wide world after the boom and bust years.