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Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications

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When: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 9.30-16.45

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: £15 / £10 concessions

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Age and ageing are not only biological events but also cultural and social constructions. The ways in which individuals and the societies they live in construe and portray age and ageing are interesting, not only from a theoretical point of view but also, crucially, for how we understand and respond to an ageing population.

This one-day conference brings together experts from different backgrounds to share and discuss, from a variety of theoretical and practical viewpoints, the many ways in which age and ageing are portrayed and understood. It will explore how insights from research can be translated into policy and practice, and show how interdisciplinary thinking is both theoretically interesting and practically relevant.

Speakers will include Professor Julia Twigg, from the University of Kent at Canterbury; Dr Debora Price from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College, London; and Angus Hanton, co-founder of the Intergenerational Foundation.

Event Partners: The School of Language, Linguistics and Film – Queen Mary, University of London; Centre for Policy on Ageing