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Reith Lectures

Reith 2001


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The Lectures: The End of Age

Lecture 1: Brave Old World

"We now understand that our cells are not programmed with some unavoidable sell-by date; we are not programmed to die."
Lecture 2: Thread of Life

"President Clinton promised Leo Blair an extra 25 years…I believe the President has set science a sensible target."
Lecture 3: Sex and Death

"In humans there is no evidence that sexual activity shortens life - indeed quite the reverse has been suggested."
Lecture 4: Making Choices

"If we treat old people as weak-spirited because they are frail, we do them a terrible injustice…It is easy to create or reinforce anxiety and self-doubt."
Lecture 5: New Directions

"The longevity revolution …has reached a turning-point. The decisions we take in the next few years will have far-reaching consequences for the state of future society."
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1: Brave Old World

2: Thread of Life

3: Sex and Death

4: Making Choices

5: New Directions

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