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What if… the world really did revolve around teenagers?

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What if… the world really did revolve around teenagers?

Ever since ‘the teenager’ rose to prominence in the 1950s, the difficulty of adolescence has been a common trope and source of amusement in popular culture. But it is also a lived reality for young people and those around them. To what extent are ‘teenage behaviours’ part of our biology and to what extent are our societal structures and practices – from the time the school day starts, to the inexorable rise of social media – helping or hindering teenagers in navigating the years from age 11 to 19, and beyond? What could we do – via education and wider social policy – to smooth the transition to adulthood, and perhaps give us all an easier time in the process? What are the prospects for such change, and what about the parallel need to prepare young people for the challenges and demands that adulthood itself will place upon them?
We’ve brought together leading experts from a range of fields – from neuroscience to psychiatry and education – to examine the evidence and how best that evidence can inform the design of our education system, as well as public understanding of the teenage years.


Speakers include:

  • Iroise Dumontheil, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, Birkbeck
  • Mark Lehain, Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence
  • Mike Shooter, Psychiatrist
  • Bettina Hohnen, Clinical Psychologist

Chair: Professor Becky Francis is the Director of UCL Institute of Education.


Access Profile for the Jeffery Hall

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets can be found on Level 4.
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre.
  • This venue does not have working a hearing loop facility availabile.
  • BSL interpreters can be organised with advance notice.


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