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BSG Annual Conference 2017

Swansea University

Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th July 2017

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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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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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05 July 2017 - 07 July 2017
National Conference, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University

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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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16 May 2017
One Day Event, Royal Society of Medicine

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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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26 June 2017
One Day Event, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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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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07 July 2017
National Conference, De Vere West One Conference 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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17 July 2017
National Conference, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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BSG Blog: Ageing Issues
Imagining the Neighbourhood Event – Monday 27 March
Apr 2017
This blog article is an account of an event sponsored by a BSG Small Grant and with support also from CADR. We enjoyed a late morning psychogeographical exploration of neighbourhoods on the western edge of Cardiff’s city centre and an afternoon discussing the practice of researching communities. One main message for the study of gerontology came through all elements of the day - whether it was a guided tour of Riverside from socially-engaged artist Rabab Ghazoul [pictured below left], the drawings of Marega Palser or the afternoon presentations from Sherman 5’s Guy O’Donnell, Kate Spiller from Swansea RIAH and Charles Musselwhite from Swansea CIA - namely that neighbourhood is fluid and that we can only build up a picture of what it means to age [and to have aged] in a given place by making efforts to tap into groups, spaces and shared narratives.

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The (Not) Real Marigold Hotel – older people in India
Mar 2017
It was with interest and a little yelling at the TV screen that I watched the second series of BBCs …

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Imagining the Neighbourhood – Cardiff event on Monday 27 March
Mar 2017
This blog article introduces a BSG-sponsored small event at Chapter Arts Centre on Monday 27 March which explores the lifecourse and stories of adjoining Cardiff neighbourhoods. The day combines research practice through a 90 minute facilitated walk in the morning with an afternoon that includes some presentations and a chance to debate.

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