Mark the date for Age UK and Institute of Gerontology Annual Lecture, November 18, 2014

When: 18th November 18.00

Where: Great Hall of the King’s Building, Strand Campus

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine is delighted to announce that it will again host the Age UK and Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London, Annual Lecture – in memory of David Hobman. We are pleased to announce that this year’s lecture will be delivered by Lord Geoffrey Filkin CBE<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/sshm/events/geoffreyfilkin.aspx> on the topic “The Benefits of an Ageing Society.

Together with Age UK, the Institute of Gerontology at King’s has run this distinguished lecture series since 1988, and has played host to a number of renowned figures in the gerontological sphere, as well as being attended by the Principal of the College and the Chief Executive of Age UK.

Lord Geoffrey Filkin was a Chief Executive in local government, and then CEO of the Association of District Councils.  He then entered the Lords and became a government Minister.  Lord Filkin founded and chaired, 2020 Public Services Trust and its commission on Public Services in 2020 reported in 2010. He then proposed and chaired the Lords Select Committee to investigate the implications of our ageing society. Its highly influential report, Ready for Ageing, was published in March 2013.  He now sits on the cross-benches in the Lords and presently works full time as the Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better to help establish it.  “We want the Centre to make a real difference to the lives of older people, by working with them, harnessing the evidence of what works and through strong partnerships with other bodies to drive change.”

 The lecture is open to all and free of charge.The lecture will begin at 1800 hours and light refreshments will be available from 1730 hours. A wine reception will follow the lecture.

To register to attend, please contact gerontology@kcl.ac.uk.

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