A New Dynamic of Ageing

A New Dynamic of Ageing: The NDA Programme and Age UK research showcase of the decade.

The NDA team and Age UK would like to thank all who participated in this event to make it such a success. We hope all that attended can agree that it was truly a unique event, with so much variety and wealth of knowledge.


Background to the event

You’ll know that the population is ageing in the UK and globally. You’ll know that there is significant work to be done to be better prepared for ageing societies both in the UK and abroad. So it’s crucial that all of us who work in and for later life use latest evidence on ageing to support those preparations.

The New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) Programme and Age UK are proud to provide a unique opportunity to present that evidence at our joint event, held on Monday 21 October, at the stylish Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

This will be the ageing research showcase of the decade, presenting the most comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art ageing research ever seen in the UK. This includes active ageing, quality of life, independence, dignity, money, work, environments, participation and connectivity to name a few.

Throughout the day, you can hear from high profile speakers, pick up latest knowledge through our themed sessions, interact with exhibits in our innovative marketplace and meet the researchers. It will also be your chance to network with a wide range of colleagues from the public, private and charity sectors.


Session one - From Cell to Society

New dynamics in understanding the ageing process towards extending healthspan


Session two - Money and work in later life

New dynamics in poverty, pensions, work, retirement, later life choices and care funding


Session three - Art in later lives

New dynamics in the role of the arts in well-being, identity, attitudes to ageing and inclusion in later life


Session four - A good later life

New dynamics in quality of later life: active ageing, independence, place, connectedness and dignity


Session five - Nourishing later life

New dynamics in nutrition and malnutrition at home and in care


Session six - 21st century support for a better later life

New dynamics in improving later life through design and technology