Storying later life: Key concepts in a narrative perspective on ageing
26 March 2024, 1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Join this event to hear William Randall present his pioneering work in narrative gerontology, exploring how stories shape and transform later life.
This event is free.
Room G0355-59 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0PQ
Gerontology is a multi-disciplinary field that explores the complexity of later life from a variety of angles; it is grounded in the conviction that humans are “the story species”.
This seminar will draw on William's pioneering work in narrative gerontology to outline key concepts in a narrative perspective on later life, which have implications for frontline practice with older adults.
These concepts include: narrative identity, narrative development, narrative tasks and risks (e.g., narrative foreclosure), narrative environment (e.g., that of the family in which we live or by which we have been shaped), and the nature and importance of narrative care with older adults.
This in-person event will be particularly useful for researchers and academics and those interested in age and ageing, narrative sociology, narrative analysis and positive ageing.
About the Speaker
Professor William (Bill) Randall
Emeritus Professor of Gerontology at St Thomas University in Canada; Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge