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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...


BBC Breakfast | George Leeson

Could people now in their 20’s have to work until 70's to get a pension because life spans are growing with every new generation? Dr George Leeson discussed life expectancy in Britain ...


We all want to live longer. But someone must pay

"The Oxford professor of gerontology Sarah Harper this week declared that the life expectancy of a British baby born today is an astonishing 104 years. Modern medicine is lengthening the avera...


Babies who are born today will live until 104 | Sarah Harper

An article in The Daily Mail reflects on Professor Sarah Harper’s talk delivered at the Hay Festival on 29th May. “We are gaining roughly 2.5 years of life expectancy per decade, or fif...


Don't call people 'old' until death is near | Sarah Harper in The Guardian

To mark 500 years since Martin Luther's Reformation, the Hay Festival is hosting a series of its own reformations, in which leading thinkers re-imagine the world's institutions and authorit...


New Appointment | Dr. Hafiz T.A. Khan

One of the Institute’s Associate Research Fellows, Dr. Hafiz T.A. Khan, is taking up a new position from 5th June 2017 as Professor of Public Health at the University of West London (UWL), UK...


Asian Management Insights | New Issue Alert

An article by Professor Sarah Harper “Harnessing the Youth Bulge: How Asia can take advantage of its changing age composition” has been published in the seventh issue of Asian Managemen...


Population Horizons | New Issue Alert

We are pleased to announce that issue 13(1) of Population Horizons is now complete and available online at De Gruyter Open. Population Horizons is a forum for analysis and debate on the many com...


Journal of Population Ageing | New Issue Alert

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Population Ageing Volume 10 Issue 2 is now available online. In this issue (6 articles): Longevity, Politics and Science – Moving from ...


We must show gold standard for science | Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper, the second woman to be appointed Director of the Royal Institution in its 218-year history, takes up her new position today. In an article in the Guardian “Royal Institution&...


Sarah Harper to lead the Royal Institution of Great Britain (Ri) as Director

The Trustees of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (Ri), which has been at the forefront of public engagement with science since 1799, have appointed Professor Sarah Harper to lead the organisa...


Rustat Conference on Ageing

Professor Sarah Harper was an invited speaker at the Rustat Conference on Ageing, held at Jesus College, Cambridge on 23 March 2017. The growing elderly population presents unique challenges, pa...


Active Ageing Index: Insights into Evidence and Policy

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Population Ageing Volume 10 Issue 1 is now available online. The new issue of the Journal of Population Ageing is a collection of articles focused ...