Come together with the finest minds to discuss, debate and explore topics through a cross disciplinary lens.
Below we have picked out some of the events supported and inspired by the UCL Grand Challenges:
Exploring the fears of old age: Addressing the fourth age
Friday 29th June, 13:30-18:00
Room 422, Roberts Building, UCL
We are familiar with the challenges that ageing represents for health and social policies in a modern society; but what does ageing mean from a cultural perspective? This workshop aims to investigate what changes in life expectancy and living standards will mean for our post-working lives.
This workshop seeks to generate dialogue on the fourth age and address the cultural dimensions of the fear of old age. As well as keynote lectures by Marlene Goldman and Chris Gilleard, this workshop includes a panel discussion with Professor Paul Higgs (UCL), Professor Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University) and Dr Karen West (Aston University), and drinks reception.
School students' mental health and wellbeing
Tuesday 3rd July, 11:30 - 15:00
Room MAL B02, Birkbeck College, London, WC1E 7HX
This UCL Grand Challenges 2017-18 Adolescent Lives initiative-sponsored public engagement event will include presentations from UCL IoE colleagues and Schools MHFA programme leads regarding the national evaluation of the first year of the Youth MHFA in Schools Programme. There will also be presentations from PHE (Public Health England) regarding the national picture. The afternoon participatory workshop session will create an opportunity for school students from across the country who have taken part in MHFA and LangKelly Chase projects to present some of their work and ways of working, relating to the themes of young people's mental health and wellbeing.