Tell Policy-Makers What You Think!
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.
Who should attend?
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.
Cost of Event
The event is free but voluntary contributions of £5 are invited to cover the cost of food and refreshments.
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.
When & Where
Derbyshire British Science Association
Founded in 1831 this registered charity exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering. We do this by running National Science and Engineering Week, the British Science Festival, the CREST award scheme and a network of Branches across the UK.
The Derbyshire Branch runs a variety of events throughout the year. Visit our website for further details.