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Annual David Hobman Lecture

Ageing concerns us all, as global populations continue to grow and live longer. The Annual David Hobman Lecture brings audiences the opportunity to explore concepts of ageing, including the social, economic and policy consequences of ageing populations in both developed and developing worlds.

The Annual Lecture was set up in memory of David Hobman CBE, who was the first director of Age Concern England and Chairman of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at King's College London, set up in 1986.

It is organised by the King's Institute of Gerontology and in previous years, in partnership with Age UK.

Watch a replay of the 2023 lecture

More on our previous lectures

The generation myth

 Professor Bobby Duffy spoke at the 2022 David Hobman Lecture, offering a new model for understanding how generations form, how they shape societies, and why generational differences aren’t as sharp as we think. Watch the replay

The challenges and contributions of our ageing society

The 2019 David Hobman Lecture heard about the important part older people play in our society but also the challenges many face. Read more

Bishop of London speaks to packed house

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London spoke at the 2018 David Hobman Lecture about spirituality and ageing. Read more