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Ageing and COVID-19
Contributions to the BSG’s Ageing Issues blog have attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks ( 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:

You can listen to Thomas Scharf, President of BSG, talking about ageing and COVID-19 on a Lancet Voice podcast here: 

Debbie Price, Past President of BSG, was recently recorded in conversation with broadcaster Gerry Foley and Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, discussing human rights and ethical care during COVID-19. This is available through the Later Life Audio and Radio Network:

Also available through the Later Life Audio and Radio Network ( is a conversation between Gerry Foley, Mervyn Eastman, host of AGE SPEAKS talk show on East London Radio, and Thomas Scharf that considers issues raised by the BSG statement on COVID-19.

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