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BSG 2018

47th Annual Conference

The University of Manchester
4 – 6 July 2018

Now Open

Ageing & Society

The Journal of BSG

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aiming to enhance knowledge about
ageing and later life.




Latest News & Events
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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24 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Workshop, University of Sussex

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

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27 November 2017
National Conference, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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In these days following the UK decision to leave the European Union, no doubt we may all have wondered what will be the implications for the development of social science research on ageing.

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29 November 2017 - 30 November 2017
National Conference, Open University (Milton Keynes, UK)

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Today, Ageing Better announces a new partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Transitions in Later Life programme to develop and test ways to help people improve the way they manage major life changes, to help them experience longer and happier lives.

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Congratulations are due to our President Elect, Professor Debora Price, who has been accepted as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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29 November 2017
National Conference, Human Rights Action Centre, London

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The International Longevity Centre – UK has launched the European Adult Immunisation Hub, www.adultimmunisation.eu/, made possible through the support of Pfizer. The ILC-UK will also be holding editorial board meetings for the website on 1st March in London, and 11th March in Brussels.

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30 April 2018 - 03 May 2018
National Conference, The Open University campus, Milton Keynes.

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BSG Blog: Ageing Issues
Exploring perceptions of dementia in Pakistan
Jul 2017
Here in the UK we are becoming more familiar with dementia. There are television adverts alerting us that dementia can …

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Everyman Theatre’s ‘Do Not Go Gentle’
Jul 2017
At Chapter Arts Centre on 17 May 2017 Louise Osborn facilitated an intense and rewarding three hour session addressing dementia. This blog reflects on excerpts of the Do Not Go Gentle play performed by Everyman Theatre and which was combined with workshops and discussions with a group of attendees. This blog explores three ideas: (1) the power of the arts to explore complicated social issues such as dementia; (2) understanding that generation groups experience society differently and (3) that we need to engage more deeply with the politics of care.

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The Future of Gerontology is in Safe Hands
Jul 2017
I would never have guessed it was possible to combine an all inclusive beach holiday with academic excellence. It seems …

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