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Oct 2020
Your future may be brighter than you think…
On October 4th, in Covid-19 time, typical showers were falling in London but under atypical conditions, a handful of elite …

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Sep 2020
How do people think about later life when making workplace pension saving decisions?
by Dr Hayley James, Prof Debora Price and Dr Tine Buffel How people save for later life has become a …

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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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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
16 October 2020
Don’t miss Professor Thomas Scharf’s short lecture on 'Ageism & age stereotyping during COVID-19.
16 October 2020
The Centre for Ageing Better has produced a report, in collaboration with Ipsos MORI.
16 October 2020
The Court of Appeal ruling on the case relating to women’s pensions dismissed the appeal made by two claimants, Julie Delve, 62, and Karen Glynn, 63, that the changes to women’s pensions were unlawful.
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.
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