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52nd Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 5 - 7 July 2023: ‘Inclusive Participation Through Ageing: Creating a Society for All'

Welcome from the Conference Chair 

Welcome to the British Society of Gerontology 52nd Annual Conference, 5– 7 July 2023, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Inclusive Participation Throughout Ageing: Creating a Society for All

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is hosting the 52nd Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) in 2023 in Norwich. The university is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland, with its own “Broad”, and all parts of the campus just a few minutes’ walk away.  Our striking buildings include the Ziggurats and the UEA’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, with the world-famous Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection. The campus is a couple of miles from the vibrant city of Norwich, easily accessible by frequent busses.  The city’s motto is ‘A fine city’ still growing its strong cultural heritage, while maintaining its historical character to become one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Norwich offers miles of riverside walks and a unique collection of 1930s Art Deco parks. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including the stunning Norfolk Broads and coast. Norwich is a City of Sanctuary  and UEA a University of Sanctuary linked to the national movement building a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum-seekers.

Our theme of ‘inclusive participation throughout ageing: creating a society for all’ underpins all our conference activities. Our central focus examines how, in the post-pandemic  world, older people can participate well and be actively involved in all social domains: civic, political, cultural, economic and in scientific research. Our aim is to build community-inclusive understandings of research decision-making in health and social care by involving and engaging more with public and communities. We seek to develop ways to involve older people and to understand how they may be enabled or ‘dis-abled’ from participating in their communities, in research and in global society.The British Society of Gerontology is a leading forum for advancing gerontological research and knowledge across the United Kingdom, and our annual conferences attract attendees world-wide. Whether you are new to research on ageing, to this conference, studying for your PhD or are a long-established member, whether interested in older people, ageing populations or intergenerational issues, with us you will encounter a diverse and engaging network of academics, students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners. We share the goal of advancing gerontological research, education, theory and practice to help improve quality of life for all.

We look forward to welcoming you to UEA in 2023.

With best wishes from the Conference Chair 

Professor Fiona Poland

Key Deadlines & Dates

28th October 2022
Abstract Submission Open
27th January 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline
31st March 2023
Abstract Notifications
28th April 2023
Early Bird Registration Deadline
4th July 2023
The ERA Pre-Conference Event
5 July 2023 to 7 July 2023
 British Society of Gerontology 52nd Annual Conference