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Old age is for the brave

Part of WOW – Women of the World

As life expectancy increases, do we fear old age more than our mortality?

A panel of care professionals and elders discuss the possibility of a happy old age and the realities of ageing – from the joys and angst of communal accommodation to loneliness, health and the bite of austerity.

Speakers include Shirley Meredeen, founder member of the Older Women’s Co-Housing Project in High Barnet; writer and actor Di Sherlock; Dr Jane Fleming, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge; and Lindsay
River, previously the Director of Polari, a voice for older LGBT people.

Chaired by journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

In partnership with Inspector Sands and China Plate.

Dates & times

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Green Bar, Level 4, Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

This event is included in both the Sunday WOW Day Pass and the WOW Three Day Pass.

before & after

Cooked Oysters in their shells
The BBQ Club comes to Southbank Centre – and it’s set to be a sizzler
View of the Riverside Terrace Cafe at the Southbank Centre
Serves delicious, fresh food in an informal setting with great views of the Thames