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Mar 2018
Age-friendly? Hard times crossing the stressful streets
At the end of last year there was a brief exchange on Twitter between Charles Musselwhite and Libby Webb. The …

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Jan 2018
Final reminder: Abstract deadline (24th January) for the 47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Manchester, 4th – 6th July 2018
Present a paper, poster or symposium at the 47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology in Manchester, UK, 4th …

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Jan 2018
Why are some working in their 60s, and is it good for their well-being?
Pension ages in the UK are rising from the traditional 65 for men and 60 for women, as people live …

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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 47th

BSG Annual Conference

4 - 6 July 2018
The University of Manchester

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Winning Photos from Photocrowd and the British Society of Gerontology

Ageing: the bigger picture
14 February 2018
British Geriatrics Society, GB This recognises an essay related to ageing or old age, from a medical, biological or sociological point of view. Prizes are worth between £250 and £450.
11 December 2017
The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the World Health Organisation Consultation on the Draft Impact Framework: 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023 (GPW 13).
11 December 2017
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018 The Executive Committee of Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Aging) of the International Sociological Association announces a competition for a conference participation award for best original research paper by an emerging scholar for presentation at the 2018 World Congress of Sociology 15-21 July, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Emerging scholars include graduate students currently completing a PhD degree, and recent (five years or less) recipients of a PhD in sociology, or a related discipline, with aging or life course as a focus. Post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply. Co-authored papers are permitted if the applicant is first author. Published work (equivalent of a ‘paper’ i.e. article or chapter) is acceptable if published in 2017 or later. Applicants do not need to be RC11 members, but receipt of the award is conditional on membership i.e. successful applicants are expected to join RC11.
11 December 2017
Professor Alan Walker celebrates 40 years working in the fields of sociology and social gerontology.
25 August 2017
Dr Deborah Morgan, Chair of BSG's Emerging Researchers in Ageing group becomes the European Regional Representative for the IAG-CSO.
31 March 2017
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.
Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Deadline: 16 April 2018
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts and Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College Lond
Deadline: 11 April 2018
University of Exeter
Deadline: 10 April 2018
Department of Gerontology, University of Southampton
Deadline: 03 April 2018
University of Manchester
Deadline: 29 March 2018
Newcastle University / Hanover Housing