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The Life Project: The extraordinary story of our ordinary lives

7 Jul 2017
Start time
7:30 PM
Tempest Anderson Hall
Helen Pearson
The life story

Event Information

by Helen Pearson, science writer and editor, “Nature”

A joint lecture with the British Society for the History of Science

Little known to many of us, “cohort studies” compare a large number of people, all born at the same time, by following them throughout their lives.  The first cohort study was started just after the Second World War to track from birth more than 5000 people, now over 70 years old, and four other projects have been started between 1958 and 2000.  Helen Pearson will look at how these remarkable studies have been conducted, what they have found and how they have contributed to all our lives.