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BSG 2018

47th Annual Conference

The University of Manchester
4 – 6 July 2018

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Latest News & Events
The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the World Health Organisation Consultation on the Draft Impact Framework: 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023 (GPW 13).

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05 March 2018 - 06 March 2018
National Conference, De Vere West One, London

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018 The Executive Committee of Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Aging) of the International Sociological Association announces a competition for a conference participation award for best original research paper by an emerging scholar for presentation at the 2018 World Congress of Sociology 15-21 July, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Emerging scholars include graduate students currently completing a PhD degree, and recent (five years or less) recipients of a PhD in sociology, or a related discipline, with aging or life course as a focus. Post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply. Co-authored papers are permitted if the applicant is first author. Published work (equivalent of a ‘paper’ i.e. article or chapter) is acceptable if published in 2017 or later. Applicants do not need to be RC11 members, but receipt of the award is conditional on membership i.e. successful applicants are expected to join RC11.

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15 March 2018 - 16 March 2018
One Day Event, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

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Professor Alan Walker celebrates 40 years working in the fields of sociology and social gerontology.

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14 March 2018 - 15 March 2025
National Conference, Church House, Westminster, London

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Dr Deborah Morgan, Chair of BSG's Emerging Researchers in Ageing group becomes the European Regional Representative for the IAG-CSO.

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16 March 2018 - 17 March 2018
National Conference, De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

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The Award of Fellow is conferred by the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences on Professor Alison Bowes, Dean of Faculty, University of Scotland.

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02 March 2018
National Conference, De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

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The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Fellow on 84 leading social scientists.

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01 May 2018 - 03 May 2018
National Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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BSG Blog: Ageing Issues
Celebrating 40 Years – Professor Alan Walker
Dec 2017
Professor Alan Walker has been a sociologist and social gerontologist at the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield over …

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A dose of realism – Achieving continence for care home residents living with dementia
Dec 2017
Incontinence, particularly faecal incontinence (FI) is distressing, humiliating and potentially stigmatising for any adult and managing another adult’s excrement can …

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Day centres for older people: not outdated, but highly policy-relevant services
Dec 2017
by Katharine Orellana at the Institute of Gerontology and Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London. This blog …

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