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Nov 2020
Intersectionality and the Life Course
Daniel Holman and Alan Walker It is axiomatic that the life course perspective is fundamental to understanding unequal ageing. People …

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Nov 2020
‘Xmasism’?
As a gerontologist I am regularly confronted with the way that, of all the prejudices, ageist stereotypes are the most …

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Nov 2020
Personal, local, global: World Toilet Day concerns us all
The toilet on Gospel Oak station, where I used to pick up my grand-daughter after school, is OK. Despite the …

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Dr Paul Nash, Lecturer, Centre For Innovative Ageing at Swansea University talks about the importance of Gerontology

Gerontology: What is it and why is it important?

The 50th

BSG Annual Conference

6-9 July 2021
Lancaster University 

Registration open now!

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Ageing: the bigger picture
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18 November 2020
You may have heard that Murna Downs will be retiring from her position as Professor of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford, at the end of December 2020.
14 November 2020
Zinc has partnered with UKRI to deliver a new opportunity for researchers to experiment, build their academic credentials and test the waters of doing research differently.
09 November 2020
Peter Sherlock and colleagues have published a new article in the British Medical Journal on older people and COVID-19 in low and middle income countries (open access)
09 November 2020
A new article in The Guardian has reported that the Vice-President of the Court of Protection (which makes decisions for people who lack mental capacity) has argued that care home visits should not be banned
09 November 2020
Greater Manchester Older People's Forum recently hosted a webinar 'Old Frame New Picture: how older people are represented in the media and what we can do about it?' You can read more about it, and watch a recording of the webinar here: https://bit.ly/2IeLDYg
06 November 2020
Dr Sharron Hinchliff of the University of Sheffield is advocating for the sexual rights of older people. Check out the webpage she has developed, about which she has tweeted (@DrSharronH) this week, 'Age, Sex & You: Promoting better sexual health in older adults' - http://agesexandyou.com
Jobs
Deadline: 11 December 2020
University of Surrey
Deadline: 07 December 2020
International Longevity Centre UK
Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Nanyang Technical University
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland