On Wednesday, 25 October 2017 from 13:00 to 16:00 London School of Economics and Newcastle University (in conjunction with the Age and Employment network and Centre for Research on the Older Workforce will be holding a seminar discussing the recent increases in pension age and abolition of mandatory retirement.
The event will take place at:
Newcastle University, London
102, Middlesex Street
E1 7EZ London
Professor Sarah Vickerstaff (University of Kent) – The management of older workers: what has changed?
Dr David Lain (Newcastle University) – Abolishing mandatory retirement ages: implementation in four organisations
Dr Mariska van der Horst (University of Kent) – Bridges to working late? Un-retirement, Part-time work, and Self-employment in the United States and England
Chair and Discussant Professor John Manicol (London School of Economics), Dr Chris Ball (Researcher, University of Newcastle/ CROW – Centre for Research on the Older Workforce)
Please contact Newcastle University in London on 0203 752 2200 for further information.
Professor Wendy Loretto is hosting an event at the University of Edinburgh Business School to discuss some of the issues affecting older people in employment. Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, Dr Laura Airey and Dr David Lain will be taking part and presenting some of the findings from the Extending Working Lives project and discussing some possible policy options with representatives from the Scottish government.
8.00 – 9.30 am. Extending women’s working lives – all the way to the precariat?
Sarah Vickerstaff presenting
Salon 1-2 Moscone
4.00 – 5.30 am. Work retirement and health
Sarah Vickerstaff presentation: Managing the Health Issues of Older
Workers: Experience From Four UK
Room 2014-2016 CC
Chris Phillipson will be making several contributions to the conference today as follows:
8.00 – 9.30 a.m Presidential Symposium :Collaborative Urbanism and Coproduction
10.00 – 11.00 a.m. Keynote: Social Inequalities and Social Justice
Room 2020 -2022
2.00 – 3.00 a.m. From Active to Precarious Ageing
Look out for Sarah Vickerstaff, David Lain and Mariska van der Horst today. They will be appearing at the following with news from our study.
Symposium: Understanding Later Careers: A Comparative Assessment
Room 3003 (Moscone West)
Symposium: Labor Force and Health in Later Life From a Cross-National Perspective
Salon 3 (San Francisco Marriott Marquis)
In addition Chris Phillipson will be the discussant in the Presidential Symposium: Age Friendly Environments
4.00pm – 5.30pm Salon 8 Moscone West
Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, David Lain and Mariska van der Horst are attending the IAGG conference in San Francisco next week and will be presenting some findings from the project. Look out for slides from the conference appearing on the website soon.
Sarah Vickerstaff and Wendy Loretto have provided a UK chapter in the above publication looking at the cross-national perspectives of gender, ageing and extended working life. If you would like to obtain a copy see flyer below for more details and a discount voucher
On Thursday 6th July in the afternoon, Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson and David Lain will be presenting some of the findings from our project in a talk entitled “The management of older workers: what has changed?” as part of the annual British Gerontological Society Symposium – this year to be held in Swansea.
The full conference report from our recent Overcoming Inequalities event at Church House in conjunction with the Research into Extending Working Lives (renEWL) consortium and ILC-UK has been released and can be downloaded free of charge at
ILC-UK will be producing a policy report for us and this is expected to be published in the summer of 2017.
On Saturday 13 May Sarah Vickerstaff gave a presentation entitled “A new age of retirement?” to the Canterbury & District Association of the British Federation of Women Graduates. The event – Positive Aspects of Ageing: Challenging stereotypes – was chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing at CCCU, Debra Teasdale, and featured a number of academics from the University of Kent, including Dr Hannah Swift, Research Fellow at the School of Psychology and Professor Julia Twigg, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology. The event was well received by an audience in excess of 70 people.