The future of ageing

Current Project

Current in-depth inquiry

Our latest inquiry will explore ethical questions in relation to the role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.

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What does it mean to ‘live well’ in old age? This enormous question is a starting point for our latest inquiry which will explore ethical questions in relation to the role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.

Invitation to contribute to our project

The working group invites you to contribute to our project on the future of ageing.

There are four different options you can use to share your opinions on the technologies, and any evidence you think should be taken into account:

The deadline to respond is 2 August 2021.

Project team

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Katharine Wright

Assistant Director

Katharine is part of the senior management team. She is responsible for leading Council projects and inquiries and speaking on behalf the Council on a range of ethical issues. Before joining the Council in 2007, she worked on health law and ethics in the NHS, Department of Health and House of Commons.

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Kate Harvey

Senior Research Officer

Kate undertakes research to support the Council’s work and contributes to the drafting of reports and briefing papers. She also monitors developments in areas of interest to the Council. Kate is currently on secondment at the University of Edinburgh's Law School, and will return to the Council in April 2021.

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