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18:00 - 19:30 16 February 2012

The extended lifespan. Is it in our best interests?

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Mel Bartley, Professor of Medical Sociology, UCL Epidemiology and Public Health
Professor Malcolm Grant, Provost, UCL. Chair, NHS Commissioning Board
Sally Greengross, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre-UK

This public discussion will draw out the various impacts of an extended lifespan. It is noted that the life span of someone born in 2011 could easily be 100 years in some societies, yet below 40 years in others. As our life expectancy grows, how will we cope with continual degradation of our dexterity, eyesight or mental capacity? Is such degradation inevitability?


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Michael Reade
+44 (0)20 7679 8713 | m.reade@ucl.ac.uk


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