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Sep 2020
Needing to spend more than a penny – the future of public toilet provision in an age-friendly London
It’s not easy to do full justice to Jane Hopkins’ formidable survey of public conveniences in the Royal Borough of …

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Sep 2020
Co-producing experiences of an intergenerational Stay and Play project through photo-elicitation.
Final Report for British Society of Gerontology Averil Osborn Award for Participatory Research Dr Holly Gwyther*1, Mrs Sue Crump2, Mrs …

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Sep 2020
Reflections on the BSG2020 Creative Ageing SIG symposium
Reflections come from Creative Ageing SIG Steering Committee Member – Cathy Bailey, Associate Professor (Northumbria University). With representatives from 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 soon

Winning Photos from Photocrowd and the British Society of Gerontology

Ageing: the bigger picture
24 July 2020
Contributions to the BSG’s Ageing Issues blog have attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks (https://ageingissues.wordpress.com/). In addition to the Society’s well-read statement on COVID-19, blogs have been posted by Chris Phillipson (Covid-19 and the crisis in residential and nursing home care), Ann Leahy (Time to Confront the Portrait in the Attic? Reflections on Theories and Discourses of Ageing sparked by the COVID-19 crisis), and the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group (Covid-19: Bringing the Social Back In). Other contributions are always welcome. Please send your blogs to: info@britgerontology.org.
23 July 2020
A new project funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation explores perspectives of people living with dementia, care partners, care home workers, advocates and lawyers on realising human rights of people living with dementia in care homes. The project makes recommendations to engage human rights to end the confinement and segregation of people living with dementia in care homes, ultimately proposing deinstitutionalisation of the aged care system.
27 May 2020
The Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme (SBDRP) is part of the ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge portfolio of activities. The SBDRP will provide £9.5m (100% fEC) to fund interdisciplinary academic-led teams to carry out research into social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing.
20 May 2020
The UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance, coordinated by the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations, is seeking to extend its connections with experts across the UK in order to increase the depth and range of our work. I have been asked to convene the virtual expert group on older women. The Alliance has a strong working relationship, established since 2011, with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) who also share our information and perspectives with their colleagues in all Government departments. As the GEO is now in the Cabinet Office, this gives us a conduit to influence Government across issues, which is unique in the Women’s Movement. Building on the expertise of our members as well as increasing the range and depth of the Alliance, it was felt that having expert focus groups would help us to achieve these ends. We do not seek to be in competition with any other networks within the Women’s Movement – but rather work collaboratively with them.
15 May 2020
The Campaign for Social Science has created a new hub to showcase leading examples of research, think-pieces and policy analysis across the full spectrum of the social sciences.
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
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 22 June 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 16 April 2018
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts and Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College Lond