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Studies of ageing masculinities: still in their infancy?

Thursday 14th February 2013
The Open University in London, Camden

The Centre for Ageing and Biographical Study research group of the Open University (CABS) held a successful one day seminar on the studies of ageing masculinities.

The event brought together scholars from different disciplines to consider the contemporary social lives of older men. Sociological and gerontological research concerning men’s ageing remains piecemeal and under-theorised despite recognition of the gendered nature of ageing and burgeoning recognition that older men and their needs are largely absent and less considered in academic and public rhetoric. In this context, the one-day workshop sought to improve understanding of contemporary men’s ageing by showcasing current research in this area, to forge a multi-disciplinary network of scholars, practitioners and end users interested in men’s ageing, and to generate future research collaborations.

Speakers included:

• Professor Kate Davidson (University of West England)
• Dr Paul Simpson (Manchester University)
• Dr Kate Bennett (University of Liverpool)
• Dr Anna Tarrant (The Open University)
• Robin Hadley (PhD researcher, Keele University)