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Sep 2022
Reflection on the BSG conference 2022 from Wendy Twist
First of all, an embarrassed apology for the lateness of this reflection on the BSG conference 2022. In my defence, …

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Aug 2022
BSG2022 Conference Report from Anne Jamieson, Reader Emerita, Birkbeck, University of London
Thank you to the BSG for granting me a bursary to take part in this year’s conference. It was an …

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Jul 2022
BSG 2022: Conference report from Robin Webster 
As ever, this BSG conference was a feast of valuable information, interesting ideas and a compelling spur to further reading …

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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?

Winning Photos from Photocrowd and the British Society of Gerontology

Ageing: the bigger picture
28 July 2022
Friday marks three weeks since the close of "Better Futures for Older People - Towards Resilient and Inclusive Communities" BSG 2022 Online Conference hosted by UWE Bristol.
28 July 2022
Announcement: Forthcoming inter-and-multi-disciplinary co-produced book!
18 May 2022
The journal 'International Journal of Population Studies' (ISSN 2424-8150 (P) / 2424-8606 (O)) is currently running a Special Issue "Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology". Prof. Marvin Formosa and Hany Hachem are serving as guest editors. Based on your expertise in this field, we think that you could make an excellent contribution.
02 March 2022
The following blog by Sheila Peace from Policy Press's Transforming Society series was launched on February 24th, 2022 alongside the publication of 'The Environments of Ageing: Space, Place and Materiality' in the BSG's Ageing in a Global Context book series. The aim here is to draw attention to the interaction of population ageing as a major global challenge combined with issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues discussed in the text above see: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/the-environments-of-ageing
14 December 2021
Musculoskeletal conditions – including arthritis and back pain – affect over 20 million people in the UK and are the single biggest cause of pain and disability. Despite almost one in three (32%) people living with musculoskeletal conditions, there is a lack of evidence on the impact of these conditions on people’s well-being and life chances and how to improve policy and practice interventions.
Deadline: 14 March 2055
The Open University
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