Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications

The British Library is pleased to announce that booking for the forthcoming one day conference 'Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications.' is now open. The conference will be held on Monday 28th April 2014 from the 09.30 - 16.45 in the British Library Conference Centre. 

The conference will consider how 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 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 Debra Price from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College, London; and Angus Hanton, co-founder of the Intergenerational Foundation. A full programme will be available shortly. 

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

Price £15/£10 with concessions. To reserve a place please visit: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159401.html 
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