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Ageing, health and wellbeing: good news or bad? - 14 November 2019

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Professor Ed Byrne, President & Principal of King’s College London, and Steph Harland, Chief Executive of Age UK, have the pleasure of inviting you to the Age UK and King's Institute of Gerontology Annual Lecture in memory of David Hobman.


Ageing, health and wellbeing: good news or bad?

 What are the challenges arising from population ageing? How can we overcome the need to provide health and social care, ensure adequate incomes and prevent ageism? How will we enhance safety, digital inclusion and the promotion of independent living?

Join Professor Andrew Steptoe at this year’s David Hobman Lecture, where he will discuss these challenges in the context of large-scale population research and explore the ways in which the experience of ageing might be enhanced.

Professor Andrew Steptoe is Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology, as well as Head of the Department of Behavioural Science and Health at University College London and Director of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). His work focuses on understanding the psychosocial aspects of ageing, with links between mental and physical health, and health behaviour change.

About the Annual David Hobman Lecture

The Annual David Hobman Lecture is held by the King’s Institute of Gerontology in collaboration with Age UK. Located in King's Great Hall, the lectures bring the opportunity to explore concepts of ageing and gerontology.

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