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The Fringe

Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 8 July 2018

Alongside the BSG conference, we are encouraging and supporting a range of activities as part of a Conference Fringe running throughout the conference week that will appeal to a broad audience. We hope to help promote public engagement events, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and even allied conferences that will contribute to a dynamic and exciting mix of activities across Greater Manchester that highlight the importance of, as well as celebrate, ageing. More information about Fringe events will be made available here. In the meantime, if you have plans or ideas for an ageing related activity that could be staged as part of the Fringe do get in touch.

If you require additional rooms for Fringe meetings they are available from £235.00 per day, please contact Matthew Foulkes (Events Coordinator, The University of Manchester Conferences & Venues) email: matthew.foulkes@manchester.ac.uk

MICRA Annual Lecture

Professor Christina Victor
Theme: Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life: social problem, public health problem or moral panic?
St Peters House, The University of Manchester
17.30 - 19:00 Monday 2 July 2018

Click here to register or visit  https://micra_annual_lecture2018.eventbrite.co.uk

EU Falls Festival 2018

New Solutions to Old Problems: ensuring sustainability of falls prevention interventions

Monday 2 to Tuesday 3 July 2018

To register your interest in attending the 2018 EUFF please email eufallsfestival@manchester.ac.uk or visit the website for more information http://www.eufallsfest.eu

Register for the
Greater Manchester Festival of Ageing

Monday 2 to Sunday 15 July 2018

On 16 March it was announced that Greater Manchester had gained World Health Organisation status to become the UK's first age-friendly city region. This means we are a place committed to enabling older people to actively participate in their community, to stay connected, to stay healthy and active, to provide appropriate support to those who need it, and to treat everyone with respect regardless of age.

As part of the celebrations to mark this achievement the region is holding a Festival of Ageing from 2nd to 15th July 2018. Funded by the Ambition for Ageing programme, the celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s older people.

The Festival will offer a range of activities, fun, music, dancing, hobbies, physical activities, information and lots of opportunities to join in or create your own festival fringe event. Individuals, groups and organisations are encouraged to register now to attend, volunteer, perform or to host an event.

The event Funded through the Ambition for Ageing programme, a Big Lottery funded programme through GMCVO.

Online registration and paper copies of the forms are all available to download on the Festival page of the Ambition for Ageing website here: https://www.ambitionforageing.org.uk/festival

For more information email festival.ageing@gmail.com; alternatively,
call us on 0161 230 1438 or follow us on Twitter or Facebook

Active Minds - Still Learning

Keynote speaker: Professor Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester
Re-creating Spaces for Ageing: The role of education in later life

Tuesday 3 July 2018 - 16:00-18:00 (with refreshments)
Room 3.01 South Atrium, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, M15 6BH
The campus map can be downloaded here (Business school is Building 6)

British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Special Interest Group on Educational Gerontology with the MMU Ageing and Long-Term Conditions Research Group

An open meeting to discuss the future of adult education and its importance for older people. Anything from serious study to the skills needed to survive in a changing world or to participate in our fragile democracy.

We’d like to hear from people who’ve benefited as ‘mature students’ alongside those who are now taking classes just out of interest. From those who need to learn to stay in work to those who want to fulfill a long-deferred ambition to get to know a subject they’ve always cared about. From those for whom learning is fun and those for whom it’s a necessity - who need, for example, basic skills or to learn English as a second language. We hope people who work in this field will also attend. And we’ll introduce a new campaign to get government to pay attention and make education in later life available as a right.

Sponsors: British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Special Interest Group on Educational Gerontology with the MMU Ageing and Long-Term Conditions Research Group

For more information please download the flyer (on the right of this page) and contact John Miles 07817 424356 or johnmiles68@yahoo.co.uk or Jill Wales at jill.wales@northumbria.ac.uk

Ageing, Reproduction & Sexuality

Wednesday 4 July 2018 - 11:30-13:15 (with refreshments)
Room GM329 - 3rd floor Seminar Room, Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, 4 Rosamond Street West, Off Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6LL
The campus map can be downloaded here (Geoffrey Manton is Building 13)

British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Special Interest Group Meeting on Ageing, Reproduction & Sexuality

At this open meeting there will be an opportunity to meet with other academics who undertake research and/or teach in the fields of Ageing, Reproduction & Sexuality.

For more information contact Robin Hadley 07522 295497or rhadley7.8@gmail.com

Technology & Ageing

Wednesday 4 July 2018 - 11:30-12:30 (with refreshments)
Room GM325 - 3rd floor Seminar Room, Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, 4 Rosamond Street West, Off Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6LL
The campus map can be downloaded here (Geoffrey Manton is Building 13)

British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Special Interest Group Meeting on Ageing, Reproduction & Sexuality

An open meeting to discuss the future of Technology & Ageing & the direction of this SIG

At this meeting there will be an opportunity to meet with other academics who undertake research and/or teach in the fields of Technology & Ageing

For more information contact Hannah Marston on 07815507547 or Hannah.Marston@open.ac.uk

Age Concerns Photographic Exhibition

47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology
University Place, University of Manchester,
176 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9QQ
Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 July 2018

Hugh

Age Concerns is a smattering of stories of people ageing, but not defined by age. Jo & Judy, Len & Babs, Dave & Merryn, Hugh & Roy & Bill. Amrik & Jackie, Anne & Fatima, Sarah, Barbara, Edith & Pat, Marjorie & John & of course Paul. Painting & honouring Donna, travel & hunger, Entebbe, Ireland & getting by, just. Friendship, family, cake, loss, & searching. Folks’ stories shown on Mancunian streets.

Mark Epstein collects stories and tells them. He uses his camera to get into the nooks and crannies and the stories he winkles out are his favourite bit. And then he remembers that he’s supposed to be a photographer so he takes some photos and quite often, if the stories are very sad, funny or exciting, he can’t sleep as they bounce round his brain. And then he goes out again and finds more stories and he thinks that everyone he photographs becomes part of his photo-family.

http://www.markepstein.co.uk

International Festival of Public Health

The University of Manchester
Thursday 5 July 2018

Visit the website for more information http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/.