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INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Ageism and age stereotyping during COVID-19 by Professor Thomas Scharf

Professor Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Thursday 21 May 2020, 17:30 - 18:00

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, older people – as a population group judged to be at heightened risk of infection and premature death – have become a major focus for policy makers, media commentators and community action. However, responses to the crisis have also been characterised by ageism and a reinforcement of negative representations of ageing and later life. This lecture considers key consequences of society’s response to COVID-19 for older people and solidarity between generations.

The lecture will be followed by a Live Q&A on YouTube.