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Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications

Watch the one-day conference “Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications”, held in the British Library Conference Centre on Monday 28 April 2014 (Please click on each link to view.)

Organised by: The British Library, Centre for Policy on Ageing; School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London

First Session [space eliminated for consistency]

Opening address: Jude England, Head of Research Engagement at the British Library

Keynote address: Prof. Lynne Segal, (author of ‘Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing’), Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London: “The pleasures & perils of ageing"

Dr Debora Price, Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London: "Financing later life: financial capabilities and the governing of ageing societies

David Cutler, Baring Foundation, London: “Creative ageing and its enemies

Prof Julia Twigg, School of Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury: “Addressing the ageing demographic: older people, dress and consumption

Second Session

Dr Hanna Zeilig, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London: “What do we mean when we talk about dementia: perspective from the arts

Dr Jackie Reynolds, Faculty of Arts & Creative Technologies, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent: “Stories of creative ageing

James Lloyd, Strategic Society Centre, London: “Portraying ageing in public policy: assumptions and evidence

Third Session

Dr Wendy Martin, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London: “Photographing everyday life: Ageing, bodies, time and space

Angus Hanton, Intergenerational Foundation, London: "Have older generations overplayed their hand?”

Closing panel discussion: Gilly Crosby, Centre for Policy on Ageing; Dr Jo Angoury, University of Warwick; Dr Simone Bacchini, the British Library

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