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Will over 50s have to stay in lockdown? | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper shared her views in a BBC Radio London interview about the possibility of over 50s being asked to stay at home to avoid another lockdown.  ► Liste...


Population estimates | Sarah Harper

In the light of new data published in the Lancet, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power, Professor Sarah Harper discussed the Institute's research into...


Covid-19 infections 'higher in care homes in England that use more agency staff' | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments on the ONS findings, highlighing how agency care home staff, often on low pay or zero-hours contracts, may have inadvertently contributed to the spread of the v...


New publication

New publication by George W Leeson , Alejandro Klein and Erika Carcaño - 'Generational bonds between grandparents and adolescent grandchildren: a field with...


Design Age Institute: the UK’s first national design-for-ageing Institute

In a joint venture between  the Royal College of Art, University of Oxford and University of Newcastle, the UK’s first national design-for-ageing Institute has been announced. Th...


Over 70s given green light to join social bubbles | Sarah Harper

There was confusion early in the COVID-19 outbreak as to whether people aged over 70 would be asked to self-isolate for longer than the rest of the population, even if they were in good h...


Journal of Population Ageing | New Issue Alert

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Population Ageing Volume 13, Issue 2 is now available online. In this issue:  EditorialNotes - REACH: Solutions f...


Care homes are the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic | Sarah Harper

What has the coronavirus crisis revealed about care for the elderly in the UK? Does the care system in Britain seem unfair to the elderly? Professor Sarah Harper co...


Senior tourism and customer experience: links and opportunities

New publication by Adela Balderas-Cejudo and George W Leeson- Senior Tourism and Customer Experience: Links and Opportunities in The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Experienc...


Diabetes is one of the most high-risk conditions for severe Covid-19 | Sarah Harper in MailOnline

Professor Sarah Harper comments in MailOnline on the new study, published in the journal Diabetologia, on the effects of diabetes on hospitalised Covid-19 patients.   "The fi...


2020 IARU Internship | The deadline is extended

The Institute is inviting applications for graduate students from IARU group Universities for 2020 Internship in Oxford - Multi-disciplinary research on different aspects of population ageing....


Evening Extra with Sarah Harper

Why are so many old people dying in care homes? Are we doing enough to protect some of our most vulnerable citizens? What makes caring for older people specifically different? Listen to&nbs...


100 days later: How did Britain fail so badly in dealing with Covid-19? | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments on key factors that might lie behind widespread variations seen in Covid-19 death tolls from different countries. “From a demographic point of vie...


Is weight a more significant factor than age in the next stage of lockdown?

Should we be considering factors such as BMI when it comes to shielding a specific population?  Professor Sarah Harper comments in an article published in The Telegraph.  "At a po...


Failure to protect the elderly? | The experts' views

Six experts give their opinions on why the UK has been hit so hard by the Covid-19 virus in an article published by The Telegraph. "The endless delays in creating a sound sustainable social...