Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The impact of the pandemic, lockdown and school closures on adolescent social development

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Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge   Most children and young people have missed at least 10 weeks of face-to-face schooling, and many students (especially teenagers) are still unable to return to their classrooms. This has created vast inequalities in education, with a large number of […]

Prof Uta Frith: What can science say about the consequences for society of children missing out on schooling for 6 months?

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Professor Uta Frith DBE FRS FBA FmedSci Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London   As this has never happened before we have to draw on evidence from a time when school education was not compulsory. The simple facts are that free universal education provided such obvious benefits, for health, for social equality and […]