Science and Engineering in Derby and Derbyshire
We are all living longer, but is this a good or a bad thing? Does the quality of an extended life always match its length? What is causing longevity to increase and what future changes can we expect?
This is your chance to let policy makers know what you think about our ageing society. The results from this discussion will be fed into a database which will be made available to officials and politicians when they seek for formulate new policies.
Jane Seymour is the Sue Ryder Care Professor of Palliative and End of Life Studies at the University of Nottingham. She will be summarising the current situation, explaining why we are living longer, and using her experience to make some educated guesses about where future trends might be leading us.
After a break for supper you will then have a chance to express your point of view and discuss these issues with others. Finally you will be able to record your views which will then be input into the SciDemocracy database. This will be retained and act as a resource for future policy makers.
This event will be of interest to members of the public, especially those who are ageing or have elderly relatives, as well as social and palliative care workers involved with the elderly.
The event is free. Voluntary contributions invited to cover cost of refreshments and supper.
18:15, Tue 22 March
This event is part of a pilot aiming to design a mechanism by which members of the public attending a science event can feed back their views to policy-makers and help influence the future of science. The pilot project is looking at ‘Human Development’ – the ethical issues surrounding the influence of science and technology on the future of humanity.
The SciDemocracy project is run by Sciencewise, the British Science Association and Dialogue By Design.