On the 5th of November, PhD student Krzys Adamczyk co-hosted a Festival of Social Science talk ‘The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s: Health, Wealth and Happiness’. Together with Dr Marjorie Johnston, Krzys talked about the history and design of the cohort as well as his research on social mobility and the recently re-discovered survey from 1986 ‘Growing Up in an Oil Town’. The talk, which took place in the Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre, was well-attended with over 70 people in the audience.
In the days before the talk, Krzys and Marjorie were interviewed by Evening Express and Press & Journal about their research findings and the upcoming event with articles appearing in both online and print editions of the newspapers.
The biggest cause for celebration, however, was news about a successful ISSF (Institutional Strategic Support Fund) Wellcome Trust grant application. This project, with Marjorie as Principle Investigator and Krzys as Co-Investigator among the wider multi-disciplinary team, will oversee a series of public engagement events, from public talks to food workshops and a co-curated exhibition, to re-engage with cohort members and the general public.