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Hybrid Visitors Programme launched

Our on-line Visitors Programme will reflect the Oxford experience with personal interaction with key academics, fellow visitors, access to a wide range of Oxford resources, seminars and workshops.&...


Philosophiae Doctor (Honoris Causa) - Socio-Gerontology | Professor Monica Ferreira

A PhD (Honoris Causa) was conferred by North-West University on Prof Monica Ferreira on 22 May 2019. Professor Ferreira is one of two most prominent first generation exponents of research and de...


Ageing & Society | Jaco Hoffman

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jaco Hoffman, our Senior Research Fellow and the African Research Network on Ageing (AFRAN) Coordinator,  has been appointed as an International Editori...


2nd IAGG Africa Region conference

The 2nd Africa Region Conference of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Long-Term Care Systems for Africa: Setting Agendas, will be hosted 6-8 December in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference, convened in coo...


Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa - New Website

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) re-launches website today! New Look, New Products, and New Features CARTA consider that African researchers trained in Africa a...


Institute's collaborative research and strong links with South Africa

The International Strategy Office at Oxford University has released a publication on collaborative research between South Africa and Oxford, featuring the African Research Network on Ageing (AFRAN)...


1st IAGG Africa Region Conference of Gerontology and Geriatrics

    1st IAGG Africa Region Conference of Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference website: www.iagg.cmc-uct.co.za Programme and Information  [pdf] Convened by the Inter...


Community Development with Older Persons in South Africa

In his keynote lecture, given as part of Larna’s Conference ‘Ageing in Latin America’ (Mexico City, 6th-8th November) Jaco Hoffmann discussed issues surrounding human centred appr...


Launch of AFRAN database of literature on Ageing in Africa

The African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN) is launching the: AFRAN database of literature on Ageing in Africa A major factor impeding research and knowledge utilisation in the field of ag...


Recent Blogs

Reaching older people in a crisis: learning from experience?

In a recent policy brief on Coronavirus and ageing, the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs declared that the virus mean that the world was grappling with “an unparalleled he...


Age(ing) and Afrofuturism

I am currently involved in a proposed project on Age(ing) at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, Germany to open in October 2018 for 11 months. ‘Age(ing)’ will be explored in all its ...


Three stimuli during 2017

Towards the end of this year (2017), I wish to reflect on three exceptional moments of academic impetus: Impetus 1: Turning against our future selves...(?!) Age is the only category of discri...


Long-term care needs for older persons and the youth bulge in sub-Saharan Africa: an interface with potential for growth ... (!?)

In the May 2017 newsletter of Ron Smith  Care Centre operated by the Rand Aid Association, a registered non-profit organisation offering a continuum of care to older persons in Johannesburg So...