Events

SUE ARMSTRONG BORROWED TIME


Start

16 Oct 5:30PM

End

16 Oct 6:30PM

Location

  • Bonar Hall
  • Tickets: Free, booking essential         Book a Place

    THE PATRICK GEDDES LECTURE

    The ageing world population is one of the most important issues of our time. Society is already feeling the strain as health and social services struggle to cope.

    Science writer and broadcaster Sue Armstrong will discuss issues brought to the fore in her book, Borrowed Time, The Science of How and Why We Age, including the quest to prevent or delay conditions associated with old age and how new technologies may shape our later years.

    Sue has worked for a variety of media including New Scientist and the BBC, and has reported for the World Health Organisation and UNAIDS.

    Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) was a world celebrated polymath and a pioneering town planner. He held the Chair of Botany at University College Dundee from 1888 to 1919.

    In association with Urban Foresight, a consultancy that works to improve lives by promoting sustainability and creating new economic opportunities.

    Age: 12 years+