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Lecture: Holding Back the Years: Living to 150 - Ethical and Social Challenges

22 Apr 2013

Free public lecture from Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 (6.30 - 8pm) in University Place, Lecture Theatre A and B.

MICRA public lecture on ageing

“I'm spearheading the global crusade to defeat ageing” – Dr Aubrey de Grey

On Tuesday, 23 April 2013, Dr Aubrey de Grey, author of the book, Ending Ageing: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime, will present his views on the ethics of radically postponing age-related ill health. Dr de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate ageing-derived debilitation and death entirely is now within reach.

Professor Jason Powell, Professor of Social Justice and Community Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Sarah Chan, Deputy Director of ISEI and Research Fellow in Bioethics and Law will then respond in what is expected to be a lively and challenging debate.

Professor James Nazroo, Co-director of Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) at The University of Manchester, will be chairing the event.

Professor Nazroo said: "Ageing populations raise significant ethical as well as economic and social issues for society in the future. The discussion will highlight some of the key questions confronting all generations in responding to the challenges raised by demographic change." 


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