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3 August, 2018 - Symposium: Our Life in an Ageing Society – How the young generation solves various problems associated with ageing

Time: 13:00:00 - 20:00:00

The society of ageing populations presents various challenges globally and to all generations. Japan’s experience as such a society, with the world’s highest life expectancy and its great need for solutions, exemplifies the urgency of the problem. As UK organisations also recognise challenges and opportunities of the ageing society, Japan and the UK are actively cooperating and having discussions on this subject. As a part of such UK-Japan interaction, UCL-Japan Youth Challenge organises this symposium in collaboration with Osaka University. Experts who are tackling the ageing issue in various fields will present their work. Topics encompass biological/medical science, engineering and social science, including ageing biology, nutrition, dementia, policy design, healthcare facilities, electronic devices, energy/resource and ageing communities. This event will be followed by a reception at the UCL Wilkins Building, South Cloisters (18:00-20:00).

Location: XLG2 Auditorium , Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: Yasu Takeuchi

Email: y.takeuchi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)2031087685

4 September, 2018 - Only connect: why public spaces matter

Time: 18:30:00 - 20:00:00

What makes good public space? And, as architects, how can we design public spaces that allow these exchanges to happen? What is the role of our institutions in the creation of public space? Can they be risk takers in a risk-averse world? And how can we persuade them of the nobility of pushing limits and advancing the debate? Public spaces create countless opportunities to connect across thresholds: connecting people of different nationalities and from different walks of life. When you connect people, relationships are formed and thresholds become more about mutual exchange. Exploring these ideas through two AL_A projects – the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London and MAAT in Lisbon – Amanda Levete will examine the purpose and value of public spaces and the impact they can have on public organisations.

Location: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Velvet Young

Email: velvet.young.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 5244

17 October, 2018 - 50 Years of MA Geography Education

Time: 14:30:00 - 18:30:00

The MA Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education celebrates its 50th birthday this Autumn. Are you a former/current student or member of staff on the course or another member of the geography education community with an interest in the MA Geography Education? If so we would like to invite you join our celebration on October 17th at UCL IOE. This event is open to anyone with an interest in the MA Geography Education.

Location: Jeffrey Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Karen Pollock

Email: karen.pollock@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6917