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14 July 2022 | British Academy

Society Watch 2022: They think it's all over - the social legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic


Join us for the launch of our third annual Society Watch report, which focuses on the social legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time: 10:00-11:30
Date: 14th July 2022
Location: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Register for the event here.

On 14 July, the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) will launch its third annual Society Watch report.

This year's report focuses on the social legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research exploring the long-term effects of the pandemic for different communities across society.

These findings will generate an image on how society has been affected as a whole, asking what does the evidence tell policy-makers and practitioners about people’s experiences during the pandemic and what the legacy of COVID-19 may be on their lives in the future? We also explore the key challenges facing society in the wake of the pandemic and the implications for the nation’s levelling up agenda.

This year’s annual report is set to provide a unique outlook on the topic, examining policy themes spanning the early years, disruption to education, wellbeing, working life, housing, experiences of marginalised groups, diet and physical health, social attitudes, financial wellbeing, community and ageing and retirement. From the cradle to the grave, the Society Watch series provides a snapshot of what life is like for people in Britain today.

The event will be chaired by Guy Goodwin, Chief Executive at NatCen, and speakers include:

  • Josefien Breedvelt, Director of Analysis, National Centre for Social Research
  • Alissa Goodman, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL
  • Darren Morgan, Director of Economic Statistics Production & Analysis, Office for National Statistics

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