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53rd Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 3 - 5 July 2024: New Directions in Ageing and the Life Course

Welcome from the Conference Chair 

Welcome to the British Society of Gerontology 53rd Annual Conference, 3– 5 July 2024, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

The British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference attracts around 400 delegates from around the world, made up of academics and others interested in a wide range of issues related to ageing. The conference in 2024 will be held in the Newcastle Helix, a global centre for urban innovation in the heart of the city that brings together academia, the public sector, communities, and business. It is a short distance from the railway station, hotels, restaurants, pubs, historical landmarks, and the Civic Centre, the conference dinner venue. Newcastle University has a longstanding commitment to research on ageing, and the conference is being organised by the Centre for Ageing and Inequalities.

The theme this year will be New Directions in Ageing and the Life Course. We hope this will encourage us to collectively explore how the lives of older people, and research on ageing, are changing in the context of social, political, and economic transformations. To help us explore these issues, we are delighted to welcome three superb Keynote Speakers: Professor Phyllis Moen from the University of Minnesota; Professor Judith Phillips from the University of Stirling; and Professor Cathrine Degnen from Newcastle University. Expanding our geographical focus, we will also explore new directions through an exciting Flagship Symposium; this will bring together academics from countries entitled to development assistance to discuss the situation of older people in their respective countries.

In addition to the main conference, the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) pre-conference session will give early career researchers (ECRs) the opportunity to present their research, engage in workshops, and network with other ECRs. It welcomes presentations on ageing-related topics from early career researchers at all stages. To register interest for the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) pre-conference session and be emailed when the call for abstracts comes out, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle in July 2024!

All the best,

David Lain and the Conference Organising Committee

Key Deadlines & Dates

23rd October 2023
Abstract Submission Opened
26th January extended to 9th February 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline
28th March 2024
Abstract Notifications
26th April 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline
30th May 2024
Registration Deadline
3rd July 2024 to 5th July 2024
 British Society of Gerontology 53nd Annual Conference