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Ageless Generation | Sarah Harper in The Times

In an article by broadcaster Joan Bakewell, 84, “Sexy, over 60 and still got it", Sarah Harper argues that old age should be redefined completely. Old age should refer only to that ...


UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing

Dr George Leeson delivered the opening keynote speech at the UNECE Research Forum on Ageing conducted on 20 September 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, during the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (20...


Would you want to live forever? | George Leeson Oxploring the Big Question

As part of the latest Big Question at Oxplore ‘Would you want to live forever?’, Dr George Leeson poses another big question: what do we want out of growing old? We may be&nbs...


Francesca Ghillani | DPhil Award

Congratulations to Francesca Ghillani on successfully defending her doctoral thesis. Francesca was awarded a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Sara...


Why age is just a number | Dr George Leeson

In an interview with The Elder, Dr George Leeson discusses humanity’s achievements in longevity, why we need to redefine what old age is, and the challenges in creating a sustainable society ...


Journal of Population Ageing | New Issue Alert

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Population Ageing Volume 10 Issue 3 is now available online. In this issue (7 articles): Editorial Notes by Sarah Harper: The Reformation of ...


Population Horizons—Open Call for Papers

The journal Population Horizons—published by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing—represents a forum for analysis and debate on the many complex and contested policy questions that...


Human Longevity | George Leeson

Dr George W Leeson was interviewed by Sky News Live in response to a debate sparked by a widely publicised Nature paper from 2016 suggesting that human lifespan has a limit of around 115 years, a c...


BBC Radio | George Leeson

21st June: Dr George W Leeson was interviewed by BBC Radio Newcastle on the meaning of age on a day when Daniel Day Lewis announced his retirement at age 60 and Vince Cable announced his candidacy ...


Celebrating 10 Years of the Journal of Population Ageing

We are delighted to announce that Journal of Population Ageing is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017. The occasion also coincides with the 20th anniversary celebration since the establishment...


Call for Papers – Second International Seminar on AAI

UNECE, the European Commission's DG EMPL, the University of the Basque Country, the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, with the support of the Government of Biscay (Spain), are organising a...


1st place at the Fotowettbewerb of the University of Vienna

We are thrilled to announce that Daria Belostotckaia, our James Martin Visiting Fellow and a PhD candidate in the University of Vienna,  finished first in My Research in one Picture – Ph...


Cheltenham Science Festival | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper will today highlight to the Cheltenham Science Festival the challenges arising from the unprecedented changes in the global population. She will explore how economic and medi...


LARNA Network Meeting | University of Havana

The Conference “LIFE-LONG LEARNING AND ACTIVE AND PARTICIPATORY AGEING” was held on 23-26 May, 2017 in University of Havana, Cuba. The conference, under the chairmanship of Professor...


Retain and retrain - how to keep an ageing population happy at work | Sarah Harper in The Guardian

An article in The Guardian on the implications of an ageing population on the world of work cites comments made by Professor Sarah Harper at Hay festival in May 2017. People should not be called ol...