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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

MICRA Manchester Town Hall event


MICRA runs a programme of seminars and events through the academic year to support ageing research.

Leading academics present their latest research alongside practitioners, looking at key themes in ageing like 'ageing, transport and mobility', 'creating age-friendly cities' and 'ageing and changing health behaviour'.

Seminars are open to all and attract audiences of up to 100 including researchers, care providers, older people, local government, NHS and the private sector.

For outputs from previous events including film footage, meeting reports, slides, and programmes see our events archive.


What's on

Best Friends Forever? Friendships in Older Age and Hidden Social Isolation

13:30 - 15:30 16 May 2018

This is an Ambition for Ageing seminar in partnership with MICRA This session will involving the sharing of ongoing research undertaken at the University of Manchester by Natalie Cotterell and Kingsley Purdam. It will look at how social isolation is measured and how we can better understand its impact on peoples' lives. This will include the..

Changing the Narrative: Older Women and the Cultural Sector

18 May 2018

The starting point for this conference is the lived experience of women now in their 50s, 60s and 70s. With the benefit of access to education and contraception, their lives have been different from those of previous generations. Women in this cohort entered the workforce in greater numbers and for some this brought opportunities to work at a..

Age, Health and Professional Drivers

13:00 - 16:00 07 June 2018

The transport and logistics sector in the UK is experiencing a rise in their workforce average age. The work that professional drivers do can be detrimental to health, and health and safety performance in the sector is worse than average. This research, conducted by the University of Manchester and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), provid..

MICRA Annual Lecture 2018: Loneliness in later life: social problem, public health problem, or moral panic?

17:30 - 19:00 02 July 2018

Loneliness in later life: social problem, public health problem, or moral panic? MICRA are pleased to announce our 2018 Annual Public Lecture. This will be presented by Professor Christina Victor, Vice Dean Research at Brunel University, London. Christina joined Brunel in October 2009. She is Professor of Gerontology and Public Health and Vi..

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Past events