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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...


Fairness, Equality and Life Course Board Appointment

Professor Sarah Harper has been appointed to the new Fairness, Equality and the Life Course Board, chaired by Baroness Margaret Prosser of the Equality and Human Rights Commission


European Economic Forum sees population ageing as a success.

The European Economic Forum held in Andorra has identified population ageing as having real potential for society. Oxford's Professor Sarah Harper  addressed the European Economic Forum in...


Strategic Forum for Research in Education 2008

Dr Alis Oancea was invited to act as Commentating Rapporteur on research quality at the first meeting of the Strategic Forum for Research in Education (Harrogate, UK, October 2008). The Forum is be...


Criteria-of-choice or criteria-in-use? Audit of quality criteria in education research commissioned by the ESRC/TLRP

Dr Alis Oancea has been commissioned by the ESRC/Teaching and Learning Research Programme to carry out an audit of criteria of research quality currently in use in a range of relevant contexts of r...


Migration will not solve Europe's ageing challenge

Migration will not solve Europe's ageing challenge, warned Oxford's Dr George Leeson,  when he addressed the European Strategy Forum held in Portugal. While many may consider the migra...


House of Commons seminar: Social Implications of Demographic Ageing. July 2008 - by invitation only

Dr Evan Harris, MP, will act as host for a seminar on Thursday 3 July 2008, to be held at the House of Commons for the University of Oxford, concerning the social implications of demographic ageing...


Scandinavian Welfare Model: the contract between generations and sustainability in the 21st Century

The Oxford Institute of Ageing are holding a joint one-day workshop with the James Martin School of the 21st Century, 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon, on Friday 23 May 2008 at the Old Indian Institute, Br...


Research Committee on Sociology of Ageing (RC11)

Dr Andreas Hoff andreas.hoff@ageing.ox.ac.uk is Programme Coordinator for the forthcoming Research Committee on Sociology of Ageing (RC11), part of the International Sociological Association’...