The Future of Ageing

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 22nd Feb 2018

With the average life expectancy increasing from 66.7 in 1942 to 81.25 in 2017, and set to continue, population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century. This panel discusses how ageing could come to dominate the giant issue of health and social care, and potentially all areas of the welfare state.

Olivia Casanueva (@moc771_olivia) is a biologist at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. The Group Leader of the Epigenetics Programme at Babraham, Olivia’s groundbreaking research has demonstrated that ageing is not simply a stochastic and progressive decay, but can be shaped by the environmental factors and lifestyle choices that influence our genes.

Nicci Gerrard (@FrenchNicci) is the co-author, with Sean French, of the bestselling Nicci French psychological thrillers and has written six novels under her own name, including The Winter House and Missing Persons. She was on the staff of The Observer for many years and still writes for that paper, in 2016 winning the Orwell Prize for 'Exposing Britain's Social Ills'. She is also a co-founder of John’s Campaign, that fights for more compassionate care in hospital for people with dementia, and a humanist celebrant. 

Joanna Latimer (@joannaelatimer) is Professor of Sociology, Science and Technology and Director of the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York.

Michael Murphy is Professor of Demography in the Department of Social Policy at LSE, having joined the School in 1980. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. He has acted as an adviser to UK and US Governments, and international organisations, such as EU, UN and OECD. His current research areas include demographic modelling of ageing and mortality trends, social care and living arrangements and well-being of older people.

Jane Vass is Director of Policy and Research at Age UK since April 2015. Prior to this Jane was Head of Public Policy at Age UK from 2012, having joined Age UK’s predecessor, Age Concern England as Financial Services Policy Adviser in 2006.

Carrie Friese (@CarrieFriese) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at LSE. Her research is in medical sociology and science and technology studies, with a focus on reproduction across humans and animals.

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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0 running from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 February 2018, with a series of events rethinking the welfare state for the 21st century and the global context. 

Cost: Free of Charge

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2018-02-22 2018-02-22 Europe/London The Future of Ageing This panel discusses how ageing could come to dominate the giant issue of health and social care, and potentially all areas of the welfare state. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),Lincolns Inns Fields,London,London

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