Too Old and Ugly to be Useful? Challenging Negative Representations of Older People

Has there ever been a golden age of ageing, or is that golden age now? In the past, representations of older people in literature, art, the media and everyday life have been highly diverse; stressing their positive roles in their families and communities as much as their frailty. As the numbers of older people grows, how can we promote and celebrate their positive contribution, and challenge the pervasive negative stereotypes of later life?

Find out more about the speakers and the British Academy here.

The next British Academy Debate The Best Years of our Lives? Body, Brain and Well-Being in Edinburgh on 29th April. Tickets are free and can be booked here.

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