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Reimagining ageing

Friday 14 June 2019 14:00 - 16:00

Reimagining ageing, hosted by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, in partnership with the ILC

"Reimagining ageing" ILC-UK Partners Programme lecture and debate

Hosted by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7Q, 2pm for 2.30 to 4pm followed by a networking reception.

Keynote lecture:
Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten, Associate Professor of Social Science and Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Carol Jagger, Professor of the Epidemiology of Ageing at Newcastle University
Steven Baxter, Club Vita

Population ageing is often presented as an existential threat. And traditional demographic measures of ageing amplify the message that longevity creates an economic and social problem that needs to be solved.

However, these measures are based upon binary ideas: of being ‘old’ at 60 or 65, and then becoming ‘dependent’ on the labour force aged below this age.

Recent publications by Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten and his collaborators in Europe and the USA have turned this idea on its head, presenting a radically different way of measuring ageing which, in turn, reconceptualises the entire concept of how longevity and society interact with each other.

During this event, Professor Gietel-Basten will present his analysis and arguments, before we debate whether we should adopt a new way of measuring ageing and how can we can make this happen.

This lecture and debate is made possible as a result of support from the ILC-UK Partners Programme. More information on the Partners Programme is available here.

14.00 - 14.30 Registeration
14.30 - 16.00 Programme
16.00 - 17.00 Networking reception




Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7Q

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Chancery Lane Tube