Ageing and the Disability Rights Agenda

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12/05/2011 | 09.30am to 17.00pm

Please note: This is not an NDA event

Seminar 1: May 12th 2011

Ageing and the Disability Rights Agenda: the Policy and Politics of it all

 The first seminar in this series will set out the key challenges involved in bringing the ageing and disability rights agendas into dialogue. Key speakers from both the ‘ageing’ and ‘disability rights’ perspectives will set the scene with short ‘position papers’; discussion groups will then take these debates forward. Dialogue will be rooted in ‘real life’ concerns in the 21st century – especially the current period of austerity. The key emphasis will be on the exchange of knowledge and ideas – through discussion and debate amongst participants, with the aim of fleshing out the difficulties, gaps, and potential solutions in the field.

Seminar format

The seminar will run from 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 12th May in fully accessible rooms at Lancaster University. Though not compulsory, participants are encouraged to travel on Wednesday 11th in order to join us for an evening meal and overnight stay to facilitate informal networking and knowledge exchange.

Each seminar will be limited to approximately 30 participants in order to maximize opportunities for discussion. However, remote participation opportunities for those unable to attend in person will be offered through Adobe Connect web-conferencing.

Attendance is free but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.


To encourage the participation of postgraduate research students and unwaged, we have a limited number of small travel bursaries (a maximum of £55.00) within our budget for each seminar. To apply, applicants should indicate their desire to be considered for a bursary on their Expression of Interest form (see below). We may require confirmation of your status as a PGR student or unwaged.

Registration and Contact Details

If you would like to come to Seminar 1, or would like to attend virtually through Adobe Connect please fill out the ‘Expression of Interest’ form available at

Completed forms should be sent to: Jo Gluth at: Division of Health Research, Bowland East, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YT, or by e-mail to:  Telephone: 01524 593309

Jo will also be happy to help with further enquiries and information on travel and accommodation via e-mail or telephone at: 01524 593309.

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