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Feb 2024
A future for learning in later life: remembering Jim Soulsby and Keith Percy
A hasty search via Google suggests that nothing published by the great Jim Soulsby, who died earlier this month, is …

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Feb 2024
BSG Creative Ageing SIG: Spotlight on Heather Edwards
This spotlight from the Creative Ageing SIG is by Heather Edwards, a musicologist and community champion from Norwich (UK), founder of ‘Music Mirrors’, and …

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Jan 2024
New book ‘Menopause Transitions and the Workplace’, from the Rethinking Work Ageing and Retirement Book Series
As an Editor of the ‘Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement’ book series, I am delighted to announce the publication of …

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

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30 January 2024
Please find below a call for articles on Ageing in the Mountains of the Journal of Alpine Research, a scientific, quarterly, international, multidisciplinary and plurilingual journal on the Alpine arc and the mountains of the world.
30 January 2024
Gail Mountain has recently publshed a book "Occupational Therapy with Older People into the 21st centuy
27 November 2023
My name is Dr Emma Short. I am a research associate at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Consultant Histopathologist in Swansea Bay University Health Board. I am wanting to enquire whether anyone would be interested in joining a working group as a subject-expert as part of our project, the 'Classification and Staging of Age-Related Pathology'. The project seeks to unify current research on the biology of ageing, by developing a comprehensive system for classifying and staging age-related pathology, to complement the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
26 October 2023
This Report summarises findings from a Policy Lab that explored the value, feasibility and acceptability of shifting how we view the ageing process. Its goal is to achieve attitudinal change to ageing, by moving away from a narrative of disease and decline towards the idea that ageing is a lifelong process of change.
17 June 2023
Anthropology & Aging, the official journal of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Lifecourse (AAGE) has just published its latest issue, Volume 44, No. 1 (2023). http://anthro-age.pitt.edu/ojs/anthro-age/announcement/view/23 Follow us! Twitter: @AnthroandAging | Facebook: @AnthropologyandAgingJournal
17 June 2023
COVID-19, INEQUALITY AND OLDER PEOPLE: EVERYDAY LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC Camilla Lewis, Chris Phillipson, Sophie Yarker and Luciana Lang