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"Is the planet full?": Panel Discussion and Live Webcast | 18/11/2014, Oxford Martin School


Is the Planet Full? - Panel Discussion

Tuesday 18 November, 5pm - 6pm,
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

This panel will discuss whether our planet can continue to support a growing population estimated to reach 10 billion people by the middle of the century.

The event will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception.


World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century | Panel Discussion with Wolfgang Lutz (IIASA)


The future of global development as well as the end of world population growth in the 21st century will crucially depend on further progress in education, particularly of girls. Almost universally, better educated women have fewer children, have healthier children and are in better heath themselves. Broad based secondary education has been shown to be a key driver of economic growth, of improving governance and democracy and of enhancing the adaptive capacity to climate change.

Rhodes Scholarship awarded to Collen visiting student Sarah Westwood


Sarah Westwood, former Institute visitor, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to cover her Masters degree in Education at Oxford. Sarah, a visiting student from Cape Town University (South Africa), had initially been awarded a Visiting Grant to attend the Collen Programme Training School in Demography (28 April – 1 May 2014).

'Science' article by Sarah Harper reviews the 'Economic and social implications of aging societies'


A recent article by Sarah Harper, published by 'Science' examines the 'Economic and social implications of aging societies' 

Conference Announcement: V International Gerontology Colloquium, University of Malaga


The V International Gerontology Colloquium will focus on Ageing and Socio-demographic effects in the context of family changes. Speakers will include George Leeson, director of the Latin American Network on Ageing (LARNA), Alejandro Klein, Emanuela Bianchera and Marta Ortega (Former Institute Visitor and Professor of Sociology at Malaga) among others. The workshop is organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Malaga, and will be held on 20-21 November 2014.

'Baby boom generation just refuses to quit' | Prof Sarah Harper on Financial Times


Prof Sarah Harper commented on mature workers and complusory retirement in a recent Financial Times article entitled: 'Baby boom generation just refuses to quit'.

Challenging Futures for Africa: Researching Ageing in the Youngest Region


The South African Care Forum Festival was hosted on 7-10 October 2014 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, with the theme, “Celebrating the Richness of Ageing”.

AFRAN co-ordinator Jaco Hoffmann gave a plenary talk on 'Challenging Futures for Africa: researching ageing in the youngest region' and held a masterclass with OIPA Associate Prof Vera Roos on 'Useful, usable and used research: towards ageing well'.

Fertility, Reproductive Health and Women's Empowerment | Seminar Series, Thursdays 12.30 - 14.00


Michaelmas Term 2014 Seminar Series


Thursdays – 12:30 – 14:00

Seminar Room, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing,
66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR. 

Convener: Dr Melanie Frost

Care Practices: towards a re-casting of Ethics | Seminar Series, Wednesdays 12.30-14.00


Michaelmas Term 2014 Seminar Series


funded by the John Fell Fund


Dr Jaco Hoffman (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford)
Prof Frans Vosman (University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht)
Prof Andries Baart (University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht)

Call for Papers: Building an evidence base for active ageing policies | UNECE, Brussels, 16-17 April 2015


Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: Active Ageing Index and its potential

Brussels, 16–17 April 2015

Deadline for abstracts: extended to 06/10/2014