Opportunities, challenges & tensions: linking the ageing and disability rights agendas

Addressing ageism, impairment and disablism

Tuesday 29th January 2013

This seminar engages with the shape and form of contemporary ageism, impairment and disablism, and the challenges for developments and policies designed to address these issues.

Keynote speakers:

  • Peter Beresford, Professor of Social Policy, Brunel University and Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national disabled people’s & service users’ organisation and network.
  • Philly Hare, Manager of the Ageing and Society Theme – the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Alan Hatton-Yeo, Chief Executive of the Beth Johnson Foundation
  • Julia Twigg, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, University of Kent

Facilitated by some of the key thinkers, policy-makers and activists in this field, this seminar aims to open up opportunities for original and innovative debate on key issues for policy and practice in the UK. It is anticipated that these debates will also have wider resonance for the developed world.

Attendance is free but places are limited if you are attending in person.  Places are available if you wish to view the seminar via webcam.  Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.  A limited number of small travel bursaries are available (a maximum of £55.00) for postgraduate research students and unwaged. To apply, applicants should indicate their desire to be considered for a bursary on their Expression of Interest form.

Registration and Contact Details

If you would like to come to this seminar or would like to attend virtually through Adobe Connect please fill out the ‘Expression of Interest’ form available here.


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