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The British Society of Gerontology provides a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and other individuals interested in the situations of older people, and in how knowledge about ageing and later life can be enhanced and improved. BSG is a registered charitable company and is the professional organisation representing gerontologists in Britain.
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Oct 2021
Mobility aid users aged 50+ face physical, social and psychological barriers to activity. Older mobility aid users face physical, social …

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Sep 2021
Is it possible to study ageism in the Twittersphere? Some reflections from our research
Francisca Ortiz, PhD researcher in the Department of Sociology, School of Social Science, at The University of Manchester. Email: franortizruiz@gmail.com …

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Sep 2021
Being a grandparent and depression: how does it differ across England, Europe and China?
Approximately one billion people in the world’s population are grandparents. As people live longer, healthier lives, grandparenting has become more and …

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13 October 2021
Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture, 5.00 pm, October 14th 2021 Rethinking the life course: the Triple Helix as a model Professor Tom Schuller examines the way the biological, psychological and sociocultural strands of human identity interweave throughout our lives. This event, which is open to everyone, will be held online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83860079115?pwd=YXE2cHFkb2c3QTJtOWtWYk50VHEw Zz09 ZOOM Meeting ID: 838 6007 9115 Passcode: 991675
27 September 2021
Successful aging is in part the result of the cumulative effects of years of interaction with the physical environment. Making communities longevity-ready for everyone means recognizing the way our environment affects well-being at all ages in the context of a 100-year life. This year, students are challenged to examine the physical environments in their communities and identify opportunities to design for an environment that better supports long lives.
20 September 2021
We are delighted to announce our new project, Learn and Live Long, funded by £9,000 from an Awards for All lottery grant.
20 September 2021
Berghahn Books have just released, ‘How is a man supposed to be a man? Male childlessness a Life Course Disrupted’ the latest in the Berghahn Books Series: ‘Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives.
13 September 2021
On Monday 6th September BBSRC and MRC jointly launched a new funding opportunity to support Ageing Across the Life Course Interdisciplinary Research Networks.
09 July 2021
New research project on balancing religious freedoms, sexual orientation and gender identity rights in older age care spaces
Jobs
Deadline: 11 November 2021
Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford
Deadline: 31 October 2021
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Nanyang Technical University