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NUAGE Lecture Series 2018

Date/Time: 1st February to 6th March 2018

Venue: Newcastle University, Herschel Building

VoiceNorth members are invited to a series of evening lectures that contribute to a Newcastle University course about ageing (NUAGE). This course is for undergraduate students from different academic backgrounds, including arts and sciences courses, and aims to introduce students to the importance of ageing in the 21st century.

The lecture series is delivered by Newcastle University academic staff who are experts in their field, with topics ranging from the importance of keeping active to housing solutions. We aim to create a mixed audience of students, members of the public and staff with time following the lecture for questions and discussion.

Due to the size of the class, we must limit participation to 30 members of Voice North per lecture - you are welcome to attend as many of the lecture series as you wish.

Lectures will be held in Lecture Theatre 3 of the Herschel building near Haymarket metro station, except for the lecture on 1st February. The location for this lecture will be confirmed soon.


Lecture schedule.

  • Societal aspects of ageing - Professor Tom Scharf - Thursday 1st February - venue TBC
  • Older people and the arts - Professor Andrew Newman - Tuesday 6th February
  • The language of ageing and ageism - Dr Heike Pichler - Tuesday 13th February
  • Dementia and communication - Dr Tony Young - Thursday 15th February
  • Housing solutions for older people - Professor Rose Gilroy - Tuesday 20th February
  • The Biology of ageing - Dr Daryl Shanley - Tuesday 27th February
  • Working and economy in later life - Graham Armitage - Tuesday 6th March

All lectures are 5:30-7pm.