Healthy Ageing and Care Network Public Lecture: Advancing not retiring – changing the narrative
Exploring the Politics of Ageing: Penny Thewlis, former CEO of Age UK Oxfordshire, delivers a thought-provoking talk on the challenges of ageism and language use in celebrating UN International Day of Older Persons.
To celebrate UN International Day of Older Persons Penny Thewlis, former CEO of Age UK Oxfordshire, gave a highly thought provoking and amusing talk on what advancing into older age means, the challenges of ageism and the use of language.
Penny looked at the politics of ageing through a personal lens, reflecting on how difficult and stereotyping language around ‘retirement’ can be. She explored the questions of where our attitudes to age come from, why they matter, who can change them and how.
Following Penny's talk there was a panel discussion including, Margaret Simpson, Chair of Oxford 50+; Paul Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the Oxford Brookes Business School and Chair of the Brookes Artificial Intelligence and Data Network along with Ben Spencer, Network Lead and Research Fellow in Built Environment and Healthy Ageing.
A video recording of the event is available here.