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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

MICRA Public Lecture: Holding Back the Years

Living to 150 - Ethical and Social Challenges

On Tuesday 23rd April 2013, Dr Aubrey de Grey author of the book, 'Ending Ageing: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime', will present his views on the ethics of radically postponing age-related ill health.

Dr. de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate ageing-derived debilitation and death entirely is now within reach.
Professor Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, The University of Manchester and Dr Sarah Chan, Deputy Director of ISEI and Research Fellow in Bioethics and Law will then respond in what is expected to be a lively and challenging debate.

Professor James Nazroo, Co-director of Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) at The University of Manchester will be chairing the event. Professor Nazroo said: ‘Ageing populations raise significant ethical as well as economic and social issues for society in the future.

The discussion will highlight some of the key questions confronting all generations in responding to the challenges raised by demographic change’.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

“I'm spearheading the global crusade to defeat ageing”


Dr Aubrey de Grey - Why it is our duty to strive to develop medicine that eliminates ageing?
Dr Sarah Chan - Ethical issues in the future of life extension
Chair: Prof James Nazroo