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Vietnam and UK Strengthen Research Ties

Professor Sarah Harper is pleased to announce and congratulate Matthew Tye for spearheading an exciting new initiative which will strengthen academic ties and accelerate research initiatives betwee...


Oxford Institute Highlights Increasing Role of Grandfathers in Caring for Grandchildren

Professor Sarah Harper revealed that work done at the OIA by Dr George Leeson on Grandfathers in both the UK and Scandinavia showed that modern grandfathers were becoming almost as involved as gran...


British Academy to fund Latin American Network on Ageing

Dr George Leeson has been awarded a grant from the British Academy to establish a Latin American Research Network on Ageing (LARNA).  This will be the Institute's 4th Network and will work...


Former Institute Fellow appointed as new Director of Age Concern Oxfordshire

Paul Cann, former Head of Policy and International Affairs at Help the Aged and OIA visiting Fellow  from 2004- 2007, has been appointed as the new Director of Age Concern Oxfordshir...


Articles NOW Available on line for Journal of Population Ageing

We are pleased to announce that the first eight articles for the Journal of Population Ageing, eds. Sarah Harper & George Leeson, can be now accessed on line: http://www.springer.com/social+...


HSBC Insurance launch the fourth annual The Future of Retirement study

HSBC Insurance’s fourth annual The Future of Retirement study, undertaken by Oxford University’s Institute of Ageing, with Dr George Leeson as its PI, focuses on how people from across ...


First Spring School in Ageing a great success

2008 Spring School Programme The First Spring School in Ageing was held 14 – 17 April 2008, and attracted over 70 participants drawn from regions across the globe. It provided a Multi-Disc...


New Journal Forthcoming: Journal of Population Ageing

Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Harper; George Leeson The Journal of Population Ageing will address the broad questions of ageing societies internationally, thereby stimulating discussion of North Americ...


October News digest

Don't panic, we have nothing to fear from an ageing society The UK should not fear its coming maturity. Mature societies need not be societies of old people burdened by providing health and so...


Ageing populations are pushing ahead the agenda for reform of the education system

Ageing populations are pushing ahead the agenda for reform of the education system. Professor Sarah Harper has been commissioned to lead one of 5 challenges identified under the Department of ...


European employers need to rethink retirement.

European employers need to rethink retirement, argues Professor Sarah Harper, Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, in an interview with the Belgian publication, L'Entreprise L'Homme....


Lisbon meeting considers opportunities of ageing societies

The Gulbenkian Conference on ageing held in Lisbon was addressed by three member of the Oxford Institute of Ageing.  Sarah Harper and Andreas Hoff presented material on Intergenerational Relat...


Research grant from Volkswagen Foundation

The Oxford Institute of Ageing (OIA) secured funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to carry out research into the reconciliation of employment and care for older family members. The OIA is the UK ...


Singapore should avoid the mistakes of Europe during the last recession, warns Oxford Professor

Professor Sarah Harper advised Singapore not to make the mistake of Europe and cast out the experience of its older workforce as a method of coping with the upcoming global recession. In a spe...


Age of Uncertainty, says Institute of Ageing

Dr. George Leeson from the Oxford Institute of Ageing described recent findings from a research study about the real factors impacting life expectancy funded by Club Vita, In some fifteen radio int...