The Challenge of Ageing
The key challenges of ageing: writer PD James, statistician Hans Rosling, gerontologist Sarah Harper, and Helena Kennedy QC at the Space For Thought festival at the LSE.
Does the future belong to the old? And is it time to re-define what we actually mean by Old Age? Joining Helena Kenendy QC on stage at the London School of Economics is the celebrated Swedish statistician Hans Rosling, renowned crime writer PD James, now in her nineties, and Oxford Professor of Gerontology Sarah Harper. Plus a live audience at the Space For Thought festival at the LSE.
Photo credit: Nigel Stead.
Baroness Helena Kennedy
Hans Rosling is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker. He is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and Director of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. Recently, he has gained a high profile as a speaker at many international TED conferences on issues of global development, using his energetic presentations to help advance public understanding of poverty through accessible statistics. He is an advisor to the Global Poverty Project, launched in 2012, to tackle extreme poverty globally. Photo credit: Nigel Stead
Sarah Harper, Hans Rosling and P.D. James wait to go on stage at the LSE
The Forum panel in front of the audience at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre at the LSE
In next week's programme
Making good law: how to create effective legislation, from drawing up a country's constitution to protecting an individual within society. With former candidate for presidency in Lebanon and human rights lawyer Chibli Mallat; Shlomit Wallerstein, fellow in criminal law from Oxford University; and prominent international lawyer Philippe Sands.