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Are we making life worse?
Monday, 13th February (5-7pm)
Did you miss this discussion? A video recording is available
Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE
Aiming to be a little controversial, this panel discussion aims to explore the different facets of research which takes place at UCL. How does this research impact upon improving peoples’ lives today as well as those born today who will be in old age in a 100 years time? What work are we doing at UCL now that will have positive implications for wellbeing in a 100 years time?
The questions the panel may address (but are not limited to) the following:
· What impacts, for better or for worse have technology/health care/environment/policy/engineering had and will continue to have in the future?
· Have we made enough provisions for a large proportion of the population living into their 90s and beyond?
· How will our lifestyles and culture evolve to embrace an ageing population?
· How can we evolve our responses to future changes to environmental/ societal circumstances – which are, as yet, unknown?
This evening discussion will generate questions for the one day workshop on Friday 17th February. Panel members will be asked to speak for a maximum of 10 minutes to either support or refute the title of this event drawing from the research carried out within their field.
Convenor/chair: Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Director, UCL Crucible.
Ruth Mace Professor,
Professor of Evolutionary
Anthropology, UCL Anthropology
James Malone-Lee Professor of Medicine Research, UCL Department of Clinical Physiology, Division of Medicine, London Medical School
Russell Viner Professor of Adolescent Health, UCL Institute of Child Health
Jo Wolff Professor, UCL Philosophy, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health
Additional speakers will be announced shortly.
7-8.00 pm, Reception, Roberts Foyer
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