Death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

We at the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies join in the sadness felt among the UCL community at the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Queen Elizabeth II.

In an ever-changing world, The Queen has been the one constant, with most of us, including all our study participants, never knowing another monarch. Her loss will be deeply felt across the nation and far beyond, and we give thanks for her lifetime of remarkable public service.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this incredibly difficult time. You can read an official statement from our home institution, UCL, on their website.

How this affects interviews for the Life in Your Early 60s survey

In line with guidance from the Office for National Statistics, interviews for NCDS were cancelled on Friday 9 September 2022, and on the day of the Queen’s funeral (Monday 19 September 2022). If you had an interview scheduled for one of these days, your interviewer will be in touch to reschedule. Interviews are expected to continue as normal following the national mourning period.

If you feel you need to reschedule your interview for any reason, please speak to your interviewer or call or email NatCen Social Research on Freephone 0800 652 4574 or