A key mission of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing is to act as a forum to bring together new ideas and thinking on ageing. In accomplishing this mission, the Institute is involved in running major conferences, workshops and public lectures, and provides key-note speakers at other events.
The Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology was held this year September 11th-13th at Oxford, hosted by the University’s Institute of Population Ageing at Keble and Kellogg Colleges. Almost 500 delegates from 31 different countries presented and discussed issues centred on the conference title: Global Ageing: Implications for Individuals and Societies, finding time too to enjoy the historical attractions of Oxford.
The four plenary speakers were:
Further information: www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/bsg
Post 2015 Development Destititinatitition —What Populatitition Dynamics Road Map ?
Dr Francois Farah
United Nations Population Fund
Monday 10th June 2013 5pm
St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Thursday 7 March 2013, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Workshop Speakers include:
Professor Sarah Harper, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, spoke at the Oxford London Lecture 2012, titled ‘The 21st Century – the last century of youth?’’, in the Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, 13 march 2013. The Oxford London Lecture 2012 is an annual lecture series hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and staged in association with The Guardian. The series aims to explore the latest Oxford research and consider how it can affect the world in the 21st century. In this year's lecture Professor Harper has discussed the effects of a global demographic transition whereby falling birth rates and longevity are changing the age structure of countries.
10 & 11 November 2011
The Third International Conference and Network Meeting for the Latin America Programme, hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and UNEX Pontificia Universidade Catolica del Peru, took place in Lima Peru on the 10th and 11th of November 2011. Thanks to the Co-ordinators Mg. Blanca Lopez and Dr Alejandro Klein this conference made substantial progress in developing the Latin American ageing agenda. For further details, please see the attached programme (see below). or click here: Latin America and the Caribbean Programme Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact George Leeson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angelika Kaiser at email@example.com.
Oxford Institute of Ageing, 9th to 10th December 2010
The Oxford Institute of Ageing hosted an Asia-Europe Foundation and European Alliance for Asian Studies funded workshop entitled Changing Intergenerational Relationships as Europe and Asia Age from Thursday 9th to Friday 10th December. The Institute was honoured to welcome scholars from Asia and Europe who provided insights into intergenerational relationships in their nations. Keynote speakers included Professor Alfred Chan (New Territories Lingnan University, Hong Kong) and Professor Kurt Lüscher (University of Constance), who provided a macro-level overview of intergenerational relationships in Asia and a conceptual introduction to the concept of ‘intergenerational ambivalence’ respectively. There were also presentations from academics representing Asian and European nations, including Professor Dr. Tri Budi W. Rahardjo (University of Indonesia), Prof Dr Tengku Aizan Binti Tengku Ab. Hamid (University Putra), Professor Xiaoying Zheng (Peking University), Dr. Giovanni Lamura (National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA)/ European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna), Dr. Stella António (Technical University of Lisbon), Professor Feliciano Villar (University of Barcelona), Dr. Emma Lundholm (Umeå University), Professor Claudine Attias-Donfut (Caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse), Professor Günter Heiduk and Professor Ewa Fratczak (Warsaw School of Economics), as well as Director of the Institute, Professor Sarah Harper and colleagues Dr. Andreas Hoff and Dr. Maria Porter. The workshop was well-attended, with participants arriving from all over the UK and further afield.
The organisers would like to offer their thanks to the speakers and participants for contributing to a lively and stimulating workshop, as well as the Asia-Europe Foundation and European Alliance for Asian Studies for their funding.
OIA and St. Anthony's College, 4 December 2009
Hosted and Sponsored by St. Antony's College and the Oxford Institute of Ageing At the University of Oxford The conference was attended by more than 70 participants from countries including UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic and Lithuania. Students came from more than 10 disciplines including Gerontology, Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Demography, Politics, Health Sciences, Health Psychology, Education, Social Work and History. Students’ presentation topics were of an amazing variety, with discussions on geographic locations including Western Europe, UK, US, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Korea, South Africa, Belarus, Philippines, rural Malawi and rural Bangladesh.
For any further information please contact Conference Organizer - Yiu-Tung Suen at firstname.lastname@example.org
OIA, 24 September 2009
While a number of recent publications and reports have emphasised that Dementia impacts upon the whole family, minimal research and practice development has occurred in this field. In particular, limited research has occurred which directly acknowledges the impact upon children, young people and their families where a Grandparent is affected by dementia. Family relationships are crucial to the wellbeing of all its members including children. This one day workshop offered participants the opportunity to learn about recent European research and practice development in this field and consider the ways in which this research can be applied to develop practice with children and young people and their families where they are affected by dementia. Furthermore, it identified future research agendas and created opportunities to build networks for those interested in developing this body of knowledge and practice.
OIA, 2-3 July 2009
As part of the process of development the Oxford Institute of Ageing, with funding from the British Academy, held a conference ‘Ageing in Latin America: Developing the Research Agenda' in Oxford, July 2-3, 2009. The conference (see flyer) took a multi-disciplinary approach, and brought together scholars, policy makers and researchers with an interest in all aspects of ageing in Latin America, and provided opportunities to develop cross national collaborations.